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Simplex buys Coyote's 3-D modeling technology to support diagonal interconnects
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1/29/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Design automation and verification tool supplier Simplex Solutions Inc. today announced it has acquired the software intellectual property (IP) assets of the Coyote Systems business from Coventor Inc.
Mentor attacks Ikos directors for not accepting second purchase offer
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1/23/2002   Post a comment
WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corp. today attacked a decision by the board of directors at Ikos Systems Inc. to not pursue its unsolicited purchase offer of $11 per share.
X Initiative for new IC layout concept expands to 32 companies
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1/14/2002   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nine more companies have joined the X Initiative consortium, which is backing a chip-interconnect concept that allows IC functions to be wired together diagonally for higher performance and lower costs. The group today said its membership roster is now at 32, more than triple the number of companies launching the X Initiative last June.
Taiwan has designs on analog market
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1/14/2002   Post a comment
The prolonged semiconductor slump has prompted Taiwan's semiconductor design houses to focus more closely on the analog IC market.
EDA suppliers notch successful IPOs in dreary 2001
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1/3/2002   Post a comment
Investors flocked to initial public offerings by electronic design automation suppliers in 2001, making the IPOs of Verisity Ltd., Magma Design Automation Inc. and Nassda Corp. three of the four best-performing offerings in the United States last year.
EDA revenues, employment grow in Q3, says consortium
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Electronic design automation revenues grew 9% to $987 million in the third quarter of 2001 compared to EDA revenues in Q3 of 2000, reported an industry trade group here today.
Lexra to quit IP cores business in deal with MIPS
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1/2/2002   Post a comment
US-based Lexra has decided to quit the intellectual property (IP) cores business and becoming a fabless chipmaker as part of a deal with MIPS Technologies that settles the lawsuit brought by MIPS against it.

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