Brooks restates, takes $64M charge News & Analysis 7/31/2006 Post a comment As expected, fab gear supplier Brooks Automation restated its financial statements for the fiscal years 1996 through 2005 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, taking a $64.5 million charge for stock-based compensation.
Wind River contributes 300K lines of code to Eclipse News & Analysis 7/31/2006 Post a comment Device software optimization specialist Wind River Systems has released more than 300,000 lines of code to the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software.
India begins trial IPTV services News & Analysis 7/31/2006 Post a comment India's state-owned communications services provider, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) will reportedly offer Internet Protocol TV services (IPTV) under the Tri-Band name, with trial services to soon start pilot runs in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Mosaid seeks dismissal of Micron complaint News & Analysis 7/27/2006 Post a comment Mosaid Technologies Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss Micron Technology Inc.'s Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division on July 24, 2006.
Denali, Spirit Consortium in collaboration News & Analysis 7/27/2006 Post a comment Denali Software said it would work with the Spirit Consortium on development of IP-XACT to ensure that the consortium data model is aligned with SystemRDL, the system description language for system-on-chip design registers.
EnerSys acquires Chinese battery maker News & Analysis 7/26/2006 Post a comment Battery supplier EnerSys has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Chaozhou Xuntong Power Source Company Ltd., (CFT), a sealed lead acid battery business located in Chaozhou, China.
Motorola teams with Indian software firm News & Analysis 7/26/2006 Post a comment Motorola Inc. has entered a joint venture with the Pune, India-based software services provider Tech Mahindra Ltd., the second joint venture company Motorola has announced in two days. The venture is to be called CanvasM and will be based in Noida near New Delhi.
Micron seeks damages from Mosaid News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor IP company Mosaid Technologies Inc. announced that Micron Technology Inc. filed a complaint for Declaratory Judgment in the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, seeking to declare 14 of Mosaid's U.S. patents invalid.
IP encryption brings trust, panelists say News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment An intellectual property encryption proposal offered by Synplicity will help restore "trust" between providers and consumers, according to members of a DAC panel, who also acknowledged that there are tradeoffs with respect to visibility into the IP.
Nokia plows a path to ESL adoption News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment Cell phone giant Nokia could start using electronic system-level design tools as early as the end of the year when it concludes extensive pilot tests, but adoption of the tools is likely to be confined to a couple areas initially, due to the many holes in existing ESL products and standards.
JTAG/boundary-scan software supports Altera USB Blaster Product News 7/25/2006 Post a comment If you're embedding IEEE-1149.x JTAG boundary-scan testability into FPGAs, GoPEL has a software option for its existing software suite that supports Altera's popular USB-Blaster download cable. It lets the USB Blaster be used as a native JTAG/boundary-scan controller.
500-kHz PCI board comprises quiet high-resolution data-acq plug-in Product News 7/24/2006 Post a comment A PCI-bus Windows PC and one of Data Translation's DT3034 data acquisition boards will let you make 16-bit measurements on up to 32 single-ended or 16 differential channels with a sampling rate of 500-kHz. This board ensures an ENOB rating of more than 14 bits, along with 100-dB of spurious-free dynamic range.
Singapore's FTD expanding insourcing News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment Singapore-based FTD Technology, which has operated an 'insourcing' model for Toshiba, Avanti and other semiconductor and system development companiesplans to expand this model in Asia.
Chartered sees strong '07 despite slump News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment Despite the fallout from unexpectedly soft consumer sentiment in recent months, executives at foundry Chartered Semiconductor are sticking to their spending plans, confident of a surge in demand next year.
EE Times DAC insider: SSTA adoption slow? News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment EE Times' editors on the ground at the 43rd Design Automation Conference here this week bring you the news behind the news right here in the EE Times DAC insider. Bookmark it and check back often.
Accellera approves new VHDL standard News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment EDA standards organization Accellera's members approved a new VHDL standard, a VHDL Applications Programming Interface known as VHPI, late last month and transferred it to the IEEE for consideration as an amendment to IEEE's VHDL standard.
China Video Industry Association to support HDMI News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment Silicon Image Inc., a supplier of semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, has announced an agreement with the China Video Industry Association (CVIA), under which CVIA will promote and support the use of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) by the consumer electronics industry in China.
India boosts IP rights enforcement News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment The Ministry of Information Technology has amended its IP rights program to curtail patent infringement and adhere to international trade rules on intellectual property.
Startup Athena tops Cooley's DAC 'must see' list News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment The Milos meta routing optimization system from startup Athena Design Systems tops EDA gadfly and EDA tool user site Deepchip.com moderator John Cooley's list of things to see at the 43rd Design Automation Conference, which kicks off Monday.
Si2 announces board of directors News & Analysis 7/20/2006 Post a comment The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced the election of their Board of Directors for the 2006 to 2007 term, as well as the place and time for the annual members meeting.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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