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  • Digital Logic design, Full-Custom/Semi-Custom design.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Understanding the FinFET process

Understanding the FinFET process
(Courtesy: ThresholdSystems)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FinFET for Dummies by Andrea Colognese

FinFET Technology for Dummies (like me) 

March 20, 2013

finFET seems to be the most promising and disruptive technology at the moment able to mantain the Moore’s Law trend and expectations. The most active players (IDM, Foundries, EDA companies and IP providers) in the semiconductor market are putting a lot of effort, investments and emphasis on this hot topic.

Read more here:
Courtesy: Andrea Colognese

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AMD: OpenCL - Heterogeneous Computing

OpenCL, Heterogeneous Computing - Lot more to learn, work and enhance today's computation needs.

Visit AMD Developer Zone - India website for more details.
SDK, Open Source Kits, Demos and other materials including Jobs information.

OpenCL Zone

OpenCL™ (Open Computing Language) is the first truly open and royalty-free programming standard for general-purpose computations on heterogeneous systems. OpenCL™ allows programmers to preserve their expensive source code investment and easily target multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and the new APUs.
ATI Stream Developed in an open standards committee with representatives from major industry vendors, OpenCL™ gives users what they have been demanding: a cross-vendor, non-proprietary solution for accelerating their applications on CPU, GPUs and APUs.
AMD, an early supporter of OpenCL™, and leading innovator and provider of high-performance CPUs and GPUs, is uniquely positioned in this industry to offer a complete acceleration platform for OpenCL™.
Developer and technology partners have created several applications, libraries and technology demonstrations taking advantage of AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP)-acceleration. These applications and demonstrations showcase how AMD APP technology and OpenCL™ can help improve performance and overall computational efficiency:

University Courses Offered in India
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A number of educational institutions now offer courses in OpenCL programming to help prepare developers for the new era of heterogeneous computing.
Do you teach any of the heterogeneous computing technologies like, OpenCL, C++ AMP or APARAPI? Drop us an email at: India DOT dev AT amd DOT com and we will list it here.

Heterogeneous computing Jobs in India

Following are the companies looking for engineers who know Heterogeneous computing languages like OpenCL for their team. Please go to their website for more details and tell them that we send you!
If you plan to hire engineers and engineering managers who have OpenCL and C++ AMP backgrounds to work with in your company. Drop us an email at: India DOT dev AT amd DOT com and we will list it here.
  • AMD is hiring for engineers and engineering managers who have OpenCL and C++ AMP backgrounds to work with our growing list of heterogeneous computing software partners.
  • Samsung is looking for an engineer who knows OpenCL to work in their mobile team. The position is located in Bangalore.
  • Siemens is looking for a Lead Research Engineer who knows OpenCL to work in their Parallel Computing team. The position is located in Bangalore.
  • Citrix is looking for a Principal Software Dev Eng who knows OpenCL to work in their Product Development team. The position is located in Bangalore.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

FTF - Freescale Technology Forum 2012

Freescale Technology Forum 2012 - Powering Innovation
FTF: Powering Innovation
Developed with the embedded ecosystem in mind, FTF's unique environment of innovation and collaboration enables you to merge your bright ideas with Freescale technology and power your innovations forward.
Join us at one of our upcoming global events and experience the industry's most extensive technical training and networking opportunities that FTF is known to deliver.

FTF 2012 Global Dates

FTF Americas June 18-21 San Antonio, Texas
FTF China August 14-15 Beijing
FTF India August 23-24 Bengaluru
FTF Japan October 22-23 Tokyo

FTF Attendee Benefits

  • Expand your knowledge: Access invaluable content through highly technical training sessions, hands-on workshops and visionary keynote speakers.
  • Elevate your embedded designs: Get hands-on inspiration with the latest solutions from Freescale and its ecosystem partners in the Technology Lab.
  • Connect and collaborate: Network and exchange ideas with application engineers, product experts, peers, media, analysts and executives.
  • Inspire your innovations: Take home the knowledge and insights to power your next bright ideas.

University Programs