Advantest, Synopsys team up on failure diagnostics for complex ICs
News & Analysis 5/21/2002 Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Advantest Corp. announced it was collaborating with Synopsys Inc. to develop a fast, accurate failure diagnostics system for deep-submicron system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The failure diagnostics tools will leverage Synopsys' TetraMAX automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) technology, said Advantest.
Sir John Egan leaves Qinetiq
News & Analysis 5/10/2002 Post a comment
Privatisation specialist Sir John Egan has quit as non-executive chairman of Qinetiq. His departure comes just as the former MoD defence arm is evaluating potential private sector investors.
Opti sues National over bus-interface IC technologies
News & Analysis 5/9/2002 Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Opti Inc. late today announced it has filed a patent infringement suit against National Semiconductor Corp. over bus-interface chip technology.
The suit, filed in the Northern District of California, claims that National has infringed on two of Opti's U.S. patents. The patents in question involve chips that incorporate Opti's "low-pin-count interface specification" technology.