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Startup Acts

19 October, 2016 s 6470

What are the things that you must do or consider doing in the early stages of your venture. Assuming that you have already started developing and validating your idea, the following are some activities that should be high on your priority list: Find a partner Incorporate and open bank account Trademark your brand and register your web domain Office and related infrastructure Network Take notes Of course, these can happen in parallel with developing your idea…the point is to act. Act I: Partner in Crime (or Sleeping Partner, because you will share a hotel room with them at some point) […]

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Education :Re-Engineered

6 September, 2016 s 7546

After finishing my schooling and then during graduation ,I always had doubts regarding the pedagogy with which engineering, science, commerce and even arts at the university level(exams,syllabus et al) was carried on. During my Master in Arts(M.Music-Khairagarh Univesrity), I got so disappointed that my disagreement and hopelessness with the system & process in specifics, culminated and made me to drop out of the college and I decided to say bye to the university system of teaching. Later on during Gurukul days I feel that I’ve rediscovered the zeal for the education within myself. Today I plan to write down what […]

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C++ How to

19 July, 2015 s 0

There are students from 10th and 11th classes , who are little uncomfortable , when the transition from simple(!) world of procedural language like C to , a more organised language(let me not call as OO language yet).This post is for those students , how to learn , how to practice , what to do and why they should learn along with where they should refer to on case of doubts.   Why : The answer is simple , C is procedural language , is not modular , is not structured .When you go to advanced and complex implementations , […]

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Millionaire’s Problem and me :-)

6 October, 2012 s 10302

Python is a beautiful world.It indeed takes you near the nature -where we can see and make things implemented in the language – nearest to what nature speaks in. I dont know -but i believe that if God is a coder/programmer than he would have coded the world in Python language and spoken Sanskrit:-) Well, i try to write and edit about something -that demonstrates the usefulness and ease of Python in day to day life. Was just going through Bryan Mills article on “The Millionaires Problem” and was thinking can I have some better solution for this. And indeed […]

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Need Project Trainee

1 February, 2010 s 7526

For our requirements we need at least 15-20project trainee engineers with Bachelor’s  Degree in Computer Science or Electronics.As the ongoing projects are research based hence Masters shall be desirable but not mandatory. Below is the list of projects that are either  completed and need enhancements or need to be started from the scratch. Assignment will be for minimum period of 3 months. http://solvexgroup.wordpress.com/ongoing-vlsi-projects/ Criteria: Understanding of Linux,Unix, Perl/Shell scripts,Data Structures(desirable),CPU architecture(desirable),VHDL/Verilog(mandatory),Algorithm implementation in HDL,FPGA architeture, C based programming(mandatory).

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We’ll be talking at FOSS.in at Bangalore

9 November, 2009 s 7459

Our talk on “VLSI/EDA Ecosystem and impact of Free and Open Source Movement” is scheduled at FOSS.in at Bangalore. Catch us there 😉 Its Nimhans Convention Center on 3rd Dec. Note: FOSS.in’2009 is Worlds largest FOSS movement and conference.

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How To Generate Original Creative Ideas On Any Subject

22 October, 2009 s 7188

Happened to go through a beautiful article by Milo Bono and noting down some of points I could remember. I found the exercise very good and constructive.Especially for the periods when you become kind of numb and spirit is willing to go that extra mile.You neither have the direction nor motivation; have applied it myself and has worked miracles.Its about How To Generate Original Creative Ideas On Any Subject… Random Word Stimulation is a powerful technique that provides a practical method of accessing your subconscious mind and utilize the wealth of information it contains to generate fresh new original ideas. […]

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The Pulse

15 May, 2009 s 7409

WHO ARE WE?We are a bunch of people who are-artist, designer, educator, and writer. WHAT DO WE DO?Our interests and skills (the basic nouns): Marketing Graphic Design / Art Direction Creative Direction Information Design Interface Design Publicity Publication Education Communication Advertising New Media Solutions and Combinations Social Networking Collaborative Spaces Modular Design Community Outreach Programs Identifying New Markets Creating New Systems Site Architecture Innovative Uses for Existing Systems and Media Our interests and skills (the basic verbs): Connecting Communicating Educating Developing Designing WHERE DO WE FIT IN?Our interests in language, communication, perception, design, human interaction, and culture has prepared us […]

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Factory Model in Fabless Semiconductor Industry —2

15 December, 2007 s 7149

Reading The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker got me to thinking about the benefits of bringing manufacturing into the realm of ASIC design (low cost, high quality, predictability, etc). The production system reflecting that philosophy allows Toyota to consistently figure as one of the best companies in the world. It’s hard to comprehensively describe a philosophy in words but it is generally accepted that there are 14 principles that capture the essence of the Toyota Way. How can these 14 be applied to ASIC design? My thoughts at last as conclusion and summary: #1. Base your management decisions on a […]

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Market of Low cost FPGAs

10 July, 2007 s 7677

It is said that there is an increased adoption of programmable logic in more applications. And that, development costs of alternative technologies such as ASIC and ASSP continue to rise. Does this make a case for low-cost FPGAs? Altera seems to believe in this. According to the company, when Altera created the low-cost FPGA market with the introduction of its Cyclone FPGAs, the consumer product market in Taiwan became a primary focus. Its contention is worth noting. Needs of consumers change rapidly. Low-cost FPGAs are , in this scenario, said to be the best vehicle to reduce time-to-market and bring […]

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Indian semicon industry

10 July, 2007 s 7035

Our telecom and IT minister, Hon’ble Dayanidhi Maran resigned late last week. It prompted a friend to ask me whether this move would derail India’s semicon policy and the path the industry had taken. Of course not! We’ve made a good start, and there’s still some way to go. The former minister has put us on a good path and the Indian semiconductor industry has been taking the right steps to figure among the top nations soon. Take a look at some statistics. According to the India Semiconductor Association (ISA), India’s total semiconductor consumption in 2005 was about US $2.8 […]

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The Wrestling

5 July, 2007 s 6699

There is this scene from the Malayalam movie Kizhakkunarum Pakshi where Innocent asks Mala if he can teach him how to wrestle as he wanted to take part in a competition the next week. Mala in turn sarastically asks him to come back just the previous night of the event and he would teach him everything. I had coined this term wrestling for the so called demos on short notice which the management keeps commiting to the clients. Later the news would be announced to us and will be asked to get all the functionalities, which they have promised to […]