Synopsys gets behind VCX as group demos online tools News & Analysis 10/29/1999 Post a comment The Virtual Component Exchange (VCX), a not-for-profit industry organization seeking to streamline the business and legal aspects of licensing intellectual property (IP) cores, is due to demonstrate the first prototypes of its online tools next week at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition. The group will also announce the addition of six member companies to its roster, including EDA leader Synopsys Inc.
MIPS licenses architecture to SandCraft News & Analysis 10/28/1999 Post a comment MIPS Technologies Inc. said that SandCraft Inc. has received a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) license to use the MIPS32 and MIPS64 processor architectures in its own processor designs.
Companies give scant attention to IP protection News & Analysis 10/20/1999 Post a comment Representatives from the EDA, intellectual property (IP), and semiconductor industries gathered at Wescon 99 to discuss new methods for protecting silicon intellectual property, which the panel called a significant but largely ignored topic.
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.