Cadence CTO moving on News & Analysis 1/30/2009 Post a comment Ted Vucurevich, a longtime executive at Cadence Design Systems and the company's chief technology officer for the past several years, confirmed that he is leaving the EDA vendor.
Video: Christensen on disruption in health care News & Analysis 1/29/2009 Post a comment Health care will follow the model of the computer industry, creating waves of disruption with increasingly de-centralized systems and services, according to business guru Clayton Christensen who is spending time lobbying lawmakers to help make it come true.
Going green with DDR3 memory Design How-To 1/26/2009 1 comment Industry experts concede that about 82 percent of the $500 million bill for a typical large data center is going toward the facility's mechanical and electrical infrastructure.
EVE speeds up synthesis of ZeBu Emulator Product News 1/22/2009 Post a comment EVE, provider of hardware/software co-verification, announced that it is offering synthesis capabilities known as zFAST (ZeBu FAst SynThesis) specifically to handle large designs that reach tens of millions of ASIC-equivalent gates with a bottom-up and top-down approach targeting its ZeBu (for Zero Bugs) emulation systems.
Virage consolidating R&D facilities News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment IP vendor Virage Logic will close R&D centers in New Jersey and Minnesota and cut jobs as part of a restructuring plan that is expected to save the company approximately 13 percent in labor expenses, Virage said.
NEC-Vast distribution deal seen as trendy News & Analysis 1/21/2009 Post a comment In a deal likened by company representatives to the relationship between Microsoft and IBM at the beginning of the PC boom, virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology said last week that NEC Electronics' U.S. subsidiary has agreed to distribute Vast virtualization technology with automotive microcontrollers.
Mentor unveils TLM 2.0 design flow Product News 1/20/2009 Post a comment EDA vendor Mentor Graphics announced a scalable design methodology based on transaction level model that, according to the company, allows a single model to be taken from design concept to implementation.
Duolog acquires products, IP from Beach Solutions News & Analysis 1/20/2009 Post a comment Duolog Technologies (Dublin, Ireland), a provider of intellectual property, design services and EDA tools, has announced the acquisition of the technology and products of Beach Solutions Ltd. (Plymouth, England) in a combined cash and equity deal.
AWR buys in 3D FEM expertise News & Analysis 1/19/2009 Post a comment Design software specialist AWR (El Segundo, Calif.) has bought, for an undisclosed sum, Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAAR), which focuses on RF and microwave simulation software.
Dolphin Integration s'avoue confiant pour 2009 News & Analysis 1/15/2009 Post a comment Le fournisseur grenoblois de composants virtuels, analogiques et de mémoires Dolphin Integration SA publie un résultat net de 378 000 euros au titre de l'exercice fiscal 2008, clos au 30 septembre. Pour comparaison, le résultat net s'élevait à 1,909 million d'euros en 2007.
Virage Logic's Shubat runs for GSA BoD News & Analysis 1/15/2009 Post a comment Virage Logic's Alex Shubat, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, is running as a candidate to serve on the Global Semiconductor Alliance board of directors for a two-year term in the EDA/design partner category that includes intellectual property providers.
Apple's Jobs takes medical leave News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment Steve Jobs has announced he will take a medical leave at Apple Inc. until June, just days after publically describing his condition as a minor one that would not interfere with his duties as chief executive, leaving Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, to handle day-to-day issues in his absence.
U.S. lead in patents narrows News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
PDF warns on fourth quarter estimates News & Analysis 1/14/2009 Post a comment Semiconductor yield improvement technology vendor PDF Solutions revised estimates for the fourth quarter of 2008, saying the company now expects revenue of between $13.5 million and $14 million.
D&R to maintain TSMC IP database Product News 1/14/2009 Post a comment Design & Reuse SA (D&R), a global collaboration network for sharing system-on-chip (SoC) design resources, announced it has agreed to improve visibility of TSMC ported IPs by maintaining a comprehensive TSMC IP database on its web portal.
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.