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August 2009


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Technical Perspective: Maintaining Quality in the Face of Distributed Development

It was a problem that should not have taken three weeks to solve. The documentation claimed that if a function was called from a command line with particular parameters, it…


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Does Distributed Development Affect Software Quality?: An Empirical Case Study of Windows Vista

Does Distributed Development Affect Software Quality?

Existing literature on distributed development in software engineering and other fields discusses various challenges, including cultural barriers, expertise transfer difficulties…


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Technical Perspective: Where the Chips May Fall

The traditional approach to circuit design has been to build chips that work correctly at extreme-case process corners, thereby guard-banding them…


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Statistical Analysis of Circuit Timing Using Majorization

Statistical Analysis of Circuit Timing Using Majorization

Future miniaturization of silicon transistors following Moore's Law may be in jeopardy as it becomes harder to precisely define the behavior and shape of nanoscale transistors…