EDA can be a fun thing Blog 9/29/2009 Post a comment There is an EDA application that runs on Apple Inc.'s iPhone. iWafer, was created by Michael Sanie, a 20-year EDA and semiconductor industry veteran.
Updated: Is Intel making a foray into France? Blog 9/28/2009 Post a comment In 2009, Intel Corp. has made several moves to position itself in the French market, including an investment in a laboratory specialized in High-Performance Computing near Paris and the opening of a new design center in wireless technologies in Sophia Antipolis. Recently, speculations have emerged that Intel plans to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse. Is this pure coincidence or full of sense?
The perils of pre-disposition Blog 9/22/2009 1 comment Robert Brunner's ESC keynote was 21st century all the way, including hip-hop videos for Dr. Dre's "B" brand headphones, and promos for carbon fiber faucets, a $3,500 outdoor grill, Lady Ga Ga's fashion jewelry ear buds and Regen solar-powered consumer electronics.
T-Minus 1 and Counting Blog 9/21/2009 Post a comment Even without the exhibits in place there was plenty to see, do and learn at the Hynes Convention Center on Day Zero of ESC Boston.
Fate and Opportunity in EDA Blog 9/18/2009 Post a comment Evatronix SA of Bielsko-Biala, Poland has appointed Carsten Elgert as its Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Elgert was with Mentor Graphics European division.
Commentary: ESL may be coming into its own Blog 9/15/2009 8 comments Four years ago at DAC two analysts, then at Gartner, predicted that electronic system level (ESL) design tools may return the EDA industry to double-digit growth. The ESL market is just as elusive now as it was in 2005.
Can anyone stop surging SoC cost? Join the conversation Blog 9/14/2009 Post a comment Engineering executives at chip vendors and electronic equipment makers are grappling with this question in the midst of a global economic downturn and as the ability to offer the best products at the most attractive prices becomes a major competitive weapon of choice for many in the industry.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.