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?
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.