Super Bowl 50 is being played this Sunday, Feb. 7 to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2015 season. It will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos. The game will be played about 6 miles from my house in the East Bay, but I will be enjoying the event on television. There will be the usual collection of interesting commercials and the half-time entertainment will include the band Coldplay and feature Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. My prediction is that the Panthers will beat the spread and defeat the Broncos by more than 6 points. I have not made any cash bets. Yet.
Brian Bailey at SemiEngineering.com does an annual survey of companies in the semiconductor ecosystem for their predictions of what will happen in 2016. His articles (Design; Semiconductor, Manufacturing and Design; Tools and Flows) published several of my comments. I did want to share with you the rest of my predictions and they are all given below. Enjoy! (more…)