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The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley – Part 2

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 4th November 2013

Guest: Mike Malone, American author, columnist, editor, investor, business-man, and television producer; expert on Silicon Valley business and technology

Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

(This is Part 2 for Mike Malone’s “The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley. Click here for Part 1)

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Mike Malone is the world’s first daily tech reporter. As a veteran Silicon Valley journalist and author, he is intimately familiar with the evolution of this amazing high-tech mecca. In this two-part show, Mike takes us back to the very beginning when soldiers coming back from war changed the face of northern California. He then takes us through the emergence of the world’s greatest high-tech companies and ends with a view of what could bring about the demise of Silicon Valley or keep it infinitely sustainable.

Mike Malone: “Silicon Valley is really a nexus of a lot of different forces–historical forces and technological forces. It all kind of converged in the late 1940s.”

During his show, Mike talks about how it came to be that Silicon Valley is what Silicon Valley is:

Part 1 (Click for Part1)

-Historical Silicon Valley figures

-The development of key historical Silicon Valley technologies

-The emergence of key Silicon Valley companies

Part 2

-The explosion of companies that gave us Silicon Valley

-Moore’s Law

-The rise of the Internet that led to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

-Whether or not he thinks there is something that will bring about the demise of Silicon Valley

-The Future of Silicon Valley

Links of interest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Malone

Michael S. Malone’s books on Amazon

“I Write About Silicon Valley”, Forbes

Mike Malone, Huffington Post

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Big or Small — Collaborate or Die!

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 8th August 2013

Guest: Anupam Bakshi, CEO, Agnisys
Host: Karen Bartleson, Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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Anupam Bakshi, CEO of Agnisys, shares why he believes EDA companies must collaborate or die.

What is the big deal about collaboration?

For a company like Agnisys, collaboration is a must because customers need working solutions and collaboration is how you get those.

Anupam: “For a company like ours, collaboration is a must, because we provide solutions for the customers and when the solutions don’t work, then the customer complains, and we are out of business, so we have to collaborate.”

During the show, Anupam talks about:
•    Experiences he has encountered where collaboration would have solved a big problem
•    At what point competitors draw the line between sharing information with each other and protecting their intellectual property
•    Whether or not he feels smaller companies have a lot to lose in collaboration
•    Shares what it takes to create a startup company in EDA
•    How, from his perspective, small companies work to collaborate
•    How a company deals with collaboration and different time zones
•    The advice he would give to a young engineer who is first starting out

Links of Interest:

Agnisys

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Mobility Helps the World Advance; Integrated SoCs Help the World Communicate

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 20th June 2013

Guest: Scott Runner, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies

Host:  Yvette Huygen, Director Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys Inc.

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There are over 6 billion mobile connections, over 1 billion people access social media with their phones, 80% of users rely exclusively on their cellphones to take photos, 80% use their phones to navigate, a third watch movies on their phone.  The world is getter smaller, thanks to the dramatic improvements in communication technologies, devices, and policies.

The future of global telecommunications is being enabled by design automation. That’s because underlying this socio-economic shift is the modern, unbelievably complex System-on-a-Chip (SoC).

Scott Runner of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. discusses how mobility and integrated SoCs have helped the world advance through communications.

Scott Runner: “What SoCs have fostered is the ability to integrate different disparate technologies that have enabled mobility. For example, the ability to integrate a modem technology that allows you to place a 4G LTE voice call, data call, while also playing video games and . . . be on a video call. You can do a lot of disparate things together on one platform with reasonable power without burning out your battery in a short period of time.  SoCs have enabled that.”

During the show Scott discusses:

  • Why he believes SoCs are at the heart of a very critical soci-economic shift that is taking place in how people communicate globally.
  • Specifically how SoCs are impacting the shift.
  • The next generation’s visions/ideas and whether or not they will be what drives what happens ongoing in communications and integration of SoCs.
  • Whether or not people recognize and understand the importance of this topic.
  • His perspective on what has to change and what technologies have to catch up and be imagined and created to help make this shift happen.
  • What he thinks is going to happen in the next five to fifteen years that is intriguing in relation to this shift in in communications.

Links of Interests:

Qualcomm Technologies

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Smart Grid, Smart Lives

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 23rd April 2013

*This show was recorded in December, 2012.

Guest: Chris King, Chair, Smart Energy Demand Coalition

Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Directory, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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Chris King, Chair of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition, is a luminary on Smart Grid. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid, the U.S. Demand Response National Action Plan Coalition, and Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative.

What is Smart Grid?

Chris says, “The Smart Grid is really what the Smart Grid does not was the Smart Grid is. [It’s about] what benefits it brings. It brings energy savings, peak demand reduction, more renewable energy, cleaner energy, [and] more convenience to consumers. The technical definition is ‘adding sensors, controllers and meters.’”

In short, what the Smart Grid is varies from consumer to consumer, because it boils down to how people individually utilize the technology.

During the show, Chris talks about

  • What Smart Grid is.
  • The SmartMeter and Smart Grid technology as a whole.
  • Where Smart Grid technology exists today.
  • Whether or not Smart Grid technology invades personal privacy and causes heath issues.
  • The possibility of a global Smart Grid and whether or not challenges exist for emerging countries.

*This show was recorded in December, 2012.

Links of Interest:

Smart Energy Demand Coalition

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition

Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid

U.S. Demand Response National Action Plan Coalition

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

SmartMeter

Green Button

Blue Button

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The Voices of DAC 2012: The Semiconductor Industry: Still Crazy After All These Years

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 8th June 2012

Guest: Risto Puhakka – President, VLSI Research

Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. and Chip Gale, Market Research Analyst, Synopsys Inc.

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The semiconductor industry is arguably the wildest industry in the world. Its amazingly fast pace, incredible technological advancements, and insatiable consumer appetite for more powerful yet cheaper electronic products can drive everyone involved crazy. Risto Puhakka, President of VLSI Research, talks about advancements in lithography, the challenges at 20 nanometers, and forecasts for the future.

Links of interest:

VLSI Research

Risto Puhakka, Chip Gale, Karen Bartleson

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The Voices of DAC 2012: Curators Assemble!

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 5th June 2012

Guests: Paul Dempsey, Chris Edwards, Luke Collins – Founders, The Curation Company

Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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You can do more as a team. The editors behind The Curation Company, the new operators of Tech Design Forum, aim to leverage a combined 60+ years of experience covering electronics system design to prove just that. But they are also bringing the “hot” new web-media approach of curation to the engineering media market. It’s all about structuring and developing content to make it easier for engineers to find what they need and, most important, get their jobs done. We sit down with TCC’s trio of Luke Collins (founder, IPxx conference series on semiconductor IP, Editor in Chief, Electronics Times UK), Paul Dempsey (Tech Design Forum), and Chris Edwards (EETimesUK, E&T) to find out how curation works and what changes it already means for Tech Design Forum.

Paul Dempsey, Chris Edwards, Luke Collins, Karen Bartleson

Links of interest:

The Curation Company

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The Voices of DAC 2012: DAC, Industry Trends, and EDA Challenges

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 4th June 2012

Guest: Patrick Groeneveld, General Chair, DAC 2012

Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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Patrick Groeneveld is at the helm for the 49th Design Automation Conference. As the DAC General Chair, he talks with us about the conference highlights, where the semiconductor and EDA industries are headed, and what challenges we are facing as technology continues to advance.

Patrick Groeneveld and Karen Bartleson

Links of interest:

DAC

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From Physics to Business – One Man’s Journey to Success

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 15th March 2012

Guest: Roy Jewell, former president and COO of Magma Design Automation

Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys, Inc. and Yvette Huygen, Director, Worldwide Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Synopsys, Inc.

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On this episode of Conversation Central, Karen gets the chance to catch up with an old friend and colleague, Roy Jewell, former president and COO of Magma Design Automation.  Yvette and Karen ask Roy to share his career story of how he went from a Physics major, to engineer , and then to business leader and what it took to become successful along the way.

Roy Jewell’s first job out of college was with Texas Instruments, where he and Karen met. Roy attributes part of his success to the culture that he was surrounded with at TI which instilled the importance of being in control and solely responsible for one’s career path. With a physics background, Roy made the transition from a highly technical position to a marketing role at a start-up in Palo Alto, California. He then went on to become a business leader in various C-level roles.

Roy also shares with us where he thinks the EDA industry is headed, the changes that need to happen, as well as what he looks forward to personally. Karen also tells a story of her favorite memory of Roy.

Links of interest:

Texas Instruments

University of South Florida

The University of Texas at Dallas

Karen Bartleson and Roy Jewell in the early '80s

Karen Bartleson, Yvette Huygen, and Roy Jewell

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Russia: Successes and Challenges in Engineering Education

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 19th January 2012

Guest: Sergei Umnyashkin, Vice Rector, National Research University of Electronic Technology (formerly Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET))

Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

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There is an international need for well-educated, well-prepared engineering graduates from universities around the world. The future of the worldwide electronics industry depends on these new engineers to continue moving technology and business forward for the next generation. We invited Vice Rector of National Research University of Electronic Technology (formally Moscow Institute of Electronics Technology (MIET)), Sergei Umnyashkin, to talk to us about the successes and challenges in engineering education in Russia. You will learn from Sergei about the general condition of electronic education in Russia as well as what role the electronics industry plays in helping to ensure that new graduates are the best prepared to enter the workforce. Sergei also shares how MIET’s international affairs works to get support from the electronics industry.

Links of interest:

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)

Karen Bartleson and Sergei Umnyashkin

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The Voices of DAC—Social Media Geek-to-Geek

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 27th June 2011

Guest: Kathy Schmidt Jamison, Author, Social Media Geek-to-Geek: Practical Insights for Technology Marketers

Hosts: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys and Phil Dworsky, Director, Strategic Alliances, Synopsys & Publisher, Synopsys Press

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Social Media marketing is spreading. Major corporations are using it successfully to reinvent the way they market products to their customers. But what about technology companies? Their customers are “geeks” and not likely to respond the same way as a typical consumer. Kathy Schmidt Jamison, the author of “Social Media Geek-to-Geek”, shares insights and matter-of-fact tips that you can apply when using social media to market to geeks.

Links of interest:

Social Media Geek-to-Geek: Practical Insights for Technology Marketers

Synopsys Press

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