Category Archives: Education

Cloud First! Leveraging the Cloud for Your System Design

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Mahesh Turaga (Cadence Design Systems) and I dig into the details of the Cadence OnCloud platform. We investigate why designers are turning to the cloud for EDA, system design, and a whole lot more. Also this week, I check out a new artificial synapse developed by MIT that runs a million times faster than the human brain!

 

The Next Wave of Semiconductor Innovation

In this week’s Fish Fry, we are talking about electrostatic multi-nozzle printing technology, industrial microfabrication, and life-like lasers! Walter Braun (COO – Scrona) and I investigate the biggest challenges facing the microfabrication industry today, why Walter believes that the next wave of semiconductor innovation will rely on novel semiconductor packaging, and the details of Scrona’s multi-nozzle printing technology. Also this week, I examine new self-organizing lasers built by a team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London that could lead to new materials for sensing, computing, light sources, and displays.

 

 

Opening the Door for Manufacturing Innovation: PulseForge Develops a New Form of Thermal Processing

What if we could revolutionize manufacturing and save energy at the same time? My guest is PulseForge CEO Stan Farnsworth and we are digging into the details of PulseForge’s new digital thermal processing. Stan and I investigate how this kind of thermal processing differs from traditional thermal processing and how it can vastly reduce the amount of energy used in manufacturing. We also take a closer look at each of PulseForge’s application areas, including curing and sintering, soldering and debonding, and why Stan believes that rethinking manufacturing is crucial to future electronic design innovation. 

 

Shaving Hairs and New Electronics: UChicago’s Nanocrystal Breakthrough

Are you ready for some exciting nanocrystal technology? I certainly hope so! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Igor Coropceanu joins me to discuss how he and a team of fellow researchers at the University of Chicago discovered a new way to make nanocrystals function together electronically. We explore why this breakthrough in nanocrystal technology could lead to future devices with new abilities, what applications this would be a perfect fit for, and why this study reflects a step forward in new material research as well.

Reimagining Moore’s Law - One Glass Chip at a Time

Let’s talk about chips! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Dr. Eyal Cohen (Co-founder and CEO of Cognifiber) joins me to unpack the photonic computing revolution. We investigate the details of Cognifiber's glass-based chips, proprietary fibers, and embedded waveguides, and why the advancement of this kind of technology could revolutionize the world of edge computing. Also this week, I take a closer look at a new nanocellulose paper semiconductor developed by a team of researchers at Osaka University.
 
 

Guiding Light: University of Chicago Research Team Develops a Whole New Class of Integrated Photonic Circuits

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate a new ultra-compact integrated photonic device that could pave the way for a new class of integrated photonic circuits. University of Chicago Asst. Professor Alex High joins me to discuss how his team at University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering developed a new way to guide light in one direction on a tiny scale. We take a closer look at why this breakthrough could lead to even smaller photonic circuits and the details of a new element developed by this team at the University of Chicago that could shape the future of photonic circuits.

Auditory Adventures: Cadence HiFi 1 Digital Signal Processing and Unlocking the Evolution of Hearing in Humans

What do sea anemones, Cadence HiFi DSPs, and the evolution of auditory sensing have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast! Prakash Madhvapathy (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the challenges of always-on consumer and mobile devices, the necessary requirements for optimized always-on DSPs, and how HiFi DSPs (paired with other Tensilica solutions) can help solve the toughest complex audio processing applications. Also this week, I take a closer look at new research that has uncovered an evolutionary link between human hearing and sea anemones.
 

 

The Rise of Smart Machines: How MicroAI is Accelerating the Development of Machines that Self Diagnose

Artificial intelligence is the name of the game in this week’s podcast. My guest is Yasser Kahn - Founder and CEO of MicroAI. Yasser and I chat about what sets MicroAI apart from other edge AI providers, the benefits of proactive maintenance at the edge versus the cloud, and how MicroAI is advancing the next generation of smart machines. Also this week, I take a closer look at how DeepMind's new deep neural network – called Ithaca – is unlocking the secrets of ancient texts. 

 

Adventures in Brain Computer Interfaces: How AE Studio is Advancing Innovation in the World of BCI

What if your computer could receive directions directly from your thoughts? No keyboard or mouse required? That is exactly what we talk about in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Evan Coopersmith (EVP of Data Science at AE Studio) joins me to discuss the newest advancements in brain computer interface technology. Evan and I chat about the details of the recent Neural Latents Benchmark Challenge, how AE Studio is leveraging their expertise in machine learning to encourage innovation in BCI technology, and why neuroethical principles that increase human agency are vital to the future of brain computer interface technology.

 

One Standard to Rule them All: Matter and the Search for IoT Interoperatability

It’s the first week of 2022 and I’ve got Matter on my mind! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we are talking about the Matter open standard, which promises to transform the future of IoT connectivity. First, Roman Baker (VP of Software development at Infineon) joins me to discuss the development of this open standard and why Matter is so important to the future of IoT. Next, Sonal Chandrasekharan (Vice President of Bluetooth Products -  Infineon IoT Compute and Wireless Business Line) and I chat about Infineon’s recent expansion of their Matter-supporting wireless portfolio and what Infineon’s roadmap for the future looks like when it comes to this new open standard.

 

 
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