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
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 4

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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