So many sockets, so little certainty
News & Analysis 1/14/2008 Post a comment
For vendors of analog ICs, the challenge is the sheer number of market variables: There are many potential "sockets" to fill, user needs are highly fragmented, and ultimate performance is not necessarily the goal in many applications.
Cadence accelerates Greek startup's design
News & Analysis 1/10/2008 Post a comment
Greek startup Analog Integrated Electronic Systems (Analogies S.A.) has joined Cadence Design Systems' European Start-up Accelerator Program in order to accelerate the development and time-to-market of its designs.
Virtual tool launched for EMI shielding design
News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment
Antenna and EMI shielding device specialist Laird Technologies has made available a web-based tool for fabric-over-foam EMI-shielding gaskets that allows engineers to configure, view and download 2D drawings and 3D models directly into their designs in all conventional CAD formats.
Mentor's Rhines sees semis as hope for 2008
News & Analysis 1/7/2008 Post a comment
The semiconductor industry is coming off a relatively weak year, and the landscape could be even bleaker. But a sliver of hope might lie in the increased use of semiconductors, said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics.
Why we need an analog design flow that's like digital now
Design How-To 1/7/2008 Post a comment
Analog designs are notoriously sensitive to variations in temperature, noise and process variation, much more so than digital. These analog designs must be thoroughly verified against these variations and then analyzed within the context of the SOC after it is characterized at the block level.
Catalytic's good move
Blog 1/4/2008 Post a comment
Catalytic has purchased a portion of Celoxica's business. Does the move make sense: will it deliver a strong player in the ESL market, or will it result in indigestion?