Rhines keynote spotlights EDA 'discontinuities' News & Analysis 1/31/2001 Post a comment Five "discontinuities" that may lead to explosive EDA growth were highlighted in a keynote speech by Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics president and chief executive, at this week's DesignCon 2001 conference. What may be most controversial, however, is Rhines' belief that physical synthesis one of the hottest topics in EDA does not represent a discontinuity.
Parthus to combine GPS and Bluetooth News & Analysis 1/29/2001 Post a comment Parthus Technologies is combining its Bluetooth and GPS satellite navigation hardware and software into a single platform called Bluehand, according to Kevin Fielding, chief operating officer.
Cadence is downgraded despite fourth-quarter bounce News & Analysis 1/26/2001 Post a comment Claiming to have achieved its "best quarter ever," Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced fourth-quarter revenue of $391 million last week, beating analyst expectations. Nevertheless, Credit Suisse First Boston analyst Erach Desai has downgraded the company's stock from buy to hold.
Avanti tool overhaul: breakthrough or 'me too'? News & Analysis 1/18/2001 Post a comment Avanti Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) this week released details about five new IC physical-design products it claims offer a next-generation solution for ultradeep-submicron system-on-chip (SoC) design. Competitors, however, characterized the Avanti offerings as "me-too" incremental improvements rather than revolutionary breakthroughs.
Design automation posts quarterly revenue gains; IP segment drops News & Analysis 1/9/2001 Post a comment SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Results for fiscal 2000 are showing a slow but steady recovery for the EDA industry, while the IP industry is on the decline, according to EDA Consortium's Market Statistic Services (MSS), which announced that the EDA industry posted revenues of $920 million in the third quarter of 2000, growing 12% over Q3 of 1999.
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.