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Engineers and tradespeople share their stories around the nuts and bolts working with technology and wisdom learned from their experience.

With AC I/O Loopback test method Intel, had embarked upon not relying upon Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) to explicitly test …

Pathfinding at a technology company can be considered a form of research—research on an explicit engineering problem. Often it can …

From “Computer-aided Design for VLSI Circuit Manufacturability”; W. Mally, Proceedings of the IEEE, 1990 vol 78, Issue 2

While Spass …

Measurements have errors due to accuracy and precision of the equipment. In semiconductor testing, when setting a pass/fail limit one …

 

In the Fall of 1988 I started my PhD studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. …

Doug, the P54CS memory design manager, stated numerous times to not fail a good cell. My mantra during the design …

Programming has never been my favorite task as an engineer. It may relate to the fact that each new project …

My graduate school applications resulted in several PhD programs to choose from. Naturally, I visited each school. After an eight-hour …

After successful deployment of AC I/O loopback for single-ended interfaces, we rapidly had to prepare for High Speed I/O (HSIO) …

In one’s engineering career the opportunity to work on a Sexy Hard Problem may occur only once. Your chances increase …