Xilinx buys formal verification technology from French EDA company News & Analysis 9/21/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE--Xilinx Inc. today announced the purchase of formal design verification technology from Veriphia, a French electronic design automation company based in Sophia-Antopolis. Along with the purchase of Veriphia's formal verification tool suit, Xilinx said it has hired key engineers responsible for the development of the technology. The verification is expected to complement support for Xilinx's 10-million gate field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Altera buys Oregon design services firm to expand chip support News & Analysis 9/12/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE -- Altera Corp. today announced the acquisition of privately-held Northwest Logic Inc. of Hillsboro, Ore., which supplies system design services and intellectual property for telecom, data communications, and embedded processing. Terms of the acquisition were not released. Altera said the purchase will expand its design services for delivery complete system-on-chip solutions in new equipment designs. Northwest Logic is expected to focus on system architecture development, embedded syste
Catalyst increases foundry capacity from Oki News & Analysis 9/6/2000 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. here today announced it will significantly increase its use of silicon foundry capacity at Oki Electric Inc. under a new agreement that begins in September. "Foundry capacity has been a major limitation for our operation over the last few quarters," said Radu Vanco, president and CEO of the programmable IC supplier.
XML helps to cut Net data snarls Special Report 9/1/2000 Post a comment Much has been written about the impact that XML is having on business-to-business interactions as an enabling technology for the automated exchange of business documents. To be sure, that kind of information exchange is a killer application for XML t
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.