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.
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.