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I’m Sethupathi Balakrishnan. I’ve worked for Qualcomm. I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts about the research culture and the rigour in Taiwanese Universities. I’m from Semiconductors domain (specifically Physical Design & EDA). Hence, my ideas/thoughts would be around it.

The Taiwanese are probably the best in Asia…

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I would be sharing some of…

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This article of mine will highlight some of the most coveted VLSI-CAD Research Competitions. It’s an attempt to spread awareness among Indian students and semiconductor professionals. I’m mostly interested in the Physical Design and CAD side of VLSI. Hence, I’ll be covering them.

I have worked for…

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I’ll be presenting some of my view points on Competitive Programming and its impact on professional software development.

“Competitive Programming Vs Development” → This has been a debated topic for a long time amongst college grads and software professionals.

A lot of guys (including Kalpit Veerwal) have…

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This article will be a little technical. It’s about CTS.

It is one of the important steps in the Physical Design Flow. It’s the process of building a robust clock tree. i.e it’s the process of balancing the clock skew and minimising the insertion delay.

Clock nets in…

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It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last article. My previous article was my take on “Rodha” — a CAT preparation vendor.

This article of mine will highlight some of the view points and my learnings from “suits”, a show that changed the way I look…

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Here, I would like to pen down some thoughts that come across my mind randomly.

There are some brilliant youtube channels that are extremely under-rated/under-followed.

One of them is the “Rodha- CAT Prep” Channel on Youtube. I casually stumbled upon the channel. They were claiming to cover…

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Here, I would be sharing some of my experiences of low points in my life and how I tackled them and proceeded ahead in life.

As a kid, I was bullied a lot. Till 5th grade things were pretty much sorted in my life. Good Acads (got…


I’m Sethupathi Balakrishnan. I am a Tamil Guy. I have been a strong critic about TN for quite some time. However, I must admit that TN has definitely got some USP’s that I admire. They are →

  1. Getting rid of the surname.
  2. Exceptional medical infrastructure and quality of doctors.

The previous post of mine described briefly about the various career paths that one can pursue and how to get started with each of them. Many of the readers found it to be extremely useful. I am happy that I am able to touch lives through my articles.

However, in…

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