Cary Chin

Cary
Chin

Cary Chin is director of technical marketing at Synopsys Inc., responsible for the Discovery Low Power Verification solution. His background at Synopsys is in R&D where he has managed the Power Compiler, Primepower, PrimeTime PX, and Design Compiler FPGA products. Prior to joining Synopsys, he held senior management positions at Sun Microsystems, SynTest Technologies, and Viewlogic Systems. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He also has taught computer science and programming classes from second grade computer lab up to the collegiate level at Stanford. In his spare time he teaches violin and viola, serves as president of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and enjoys playing and coaching chamber music.

Articles
Manhattan And Mr. Spock Offer Lessons In 3D FinFET Design 1
Also known as 3D transistors, FinFETs provide a significant speed boost while cutting dynamic power in half and static power by as much as 90%. They're also the next big thing in low-power computing.
As Smart Phones Evolve, You’ll Only Need One Pocket In Your Jeans 5
A summary of how a continuous introduction of new features on smartphones continues to cut back on our separate electronic products and gadgets.
The Nerd Bird And Low-Power Software Design 2

“The cabin doors are now closed. Please turn off all of your personal electronic devices… anything with a power switch… they must be completely powered off, not just in airplane mode...”

On a recent flight from San Jose, Calif., to Austin, Texas, – the so-called “nerd bird” flight because of the large number of technical professionals travelling regularly between Silicon Valley and Austin design centers—the aforementioned announcement gave me a chuckle.

Quantify The Energy Consumption In Your Mobile Devices
Smart phones are among today’s hottest Internet devices. Their combination of processing power and wireless communications capability is redefining not only how we think of computing, but also how we think about energy consumption.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Nov 11, 2014
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How to Outsource Your Project to Failure 3

This article will address failure to carefully vet a potential manufacturing or “turnkey” partner and/or failure to transfer sufficient information and requirements to such a partner, a very common problem I have seen again and again with my clients over the years, and have been the shoulder cried upon by several relatives and clients in the past....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled 1

There have been many arguments here and there about how short-comings of universities and colleges yield engineers with skill sets that do not cater to the demands of the industry. There have been many arguments here and there about an imminent shortage of engineers lacking knowledge in the sciences. There have been many arguments here and there about how the experience and know-how of engineers in the industry may vanish due to the fact that they can’t be passed on because the academic curriculum deviates from it....More
Nov 11, 2014
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Small Beginnings 5

About 10 years ago I received a phone call from an acquaintance. He had found a new opportunity selling some sort of investments and he wanted to share it with me in case I was interested. Ken had done fairly well for many years as a contract software developer primarily in the financial services sector. His specialty was writing RPG code. (RPG is often referred to as a write only language.) But he was seeing the handwriting on the wall as the industry moved on to other methods, and saw himself becoming a fossil....More

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