A comment on an earlier post today stated that there were few journalists sitting in the technical sessions of ISSCC because the "lacked the technical depth" to be able to competently report on the subject matter. Frankly, that kind of attitude really honks me off. So just for the heck of it, I took 5 minutes looking up the bios of a handful of journalists that cover EDA and semiconductors.
Nic Mokhoff of EE Times has a BSEE and has been covering computer technology and research since 1985.
Paul Dempsey of EDA Tech Forum has twenty years as a technology and financial journalist and is the main US correspondent for for UK’s Institution of Engineering & Technology
Ronald Wilson of EDN was a design engineer for Tektronix, Inc. developing bus interfaces and participating in processor- and graphics-engine architecture and design, as well as evaluation engineering and software-driver development. He's been covering technology for more than 20 years.
There is more technical depth in that group alone than in a lot of startups. Maybe most startups. If they are not sitting in a particular session at a trade show, it's because it either has no importance, or they cannot be in more than one place at a time. I sure ain't because they lack "technical depth." That's all I have to say about that. For now...