Analysis: With Fister gone, Cadence layoffs may be next
News & Analysis 10/15/2008 2 comments
The resignation by Cadence Design Systems President and CEO Mike Fister and four other top executives signals the beginning of a major course change at a time when Cadence faces multiple challenges and is rumored to be on the verge of announcing a huge layoff.
Michael Fister Resigns -- Interim Office of the Chief Executive Created
News & Analysis 10/15/2008 2 comments
Cadence has announced that its Board of Directors has formed an Interim Office of the Chief Executive to oversee the day-to-day running of the company's operations, effective immediately. The formation of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive followed Michael Fister's resignation as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the company.
Mixed-signal FPGAs advance clinical medical apps
News & Analysis 10/13/2008 Post a comment
Increasing healthcare costs, the prevalence of chronic diseases, aging populations and large emerging markets--such as China, India and Brazil--are creating tremendous demand for affordable, robust and reliable medical devices to improve the treatment and care of millions of patients worldwide, and cure an increasing range of diseases. In turn, medical device designers are exploring new technologies from various industries to improve the diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic capabilities of nex
iPod touch: Did Apple tip its hand?
Design How-To 10/13/2008 3 comments
On September 9, Apple announced a new line of iPods. This lineup included changes to the shuffle, nano and touch. Semiconductor Insights was eager to see what components were different between the first- and second- generation touches, as well as compare it with the iPhone 3G, which was released only months ago.
PC/104 adopts PCI Express
Design How-To 10/13/2008 Post a comment
The PC/104 bus is an ISA-compatible, 3.550-inch x 3.775-inch, stackable board-level architecture that evolved from the MiniModule mezzanine bus fielded by Ampro Computer in 1987 and was standardized under the auspices of the PC/104 Consortium in 1992. It grew over time into a family of architectures, with the advent of PC/104-Plus (ISA bus and PCI bus) in 1997 and PCI-104 (PCI only) in 2003. The latest incarnation of the form factor adds PCI Express (PCIe) to the mix, in three different specific
Mentor completes acquisition of Flomerics
News & Analysis 10/9/2008 Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corporation has completed the acquisition of fluid dynamics simulation software specialist Flomerics Group plc (Hampton Court, England) and will become the Mechanical Analysis Division of the EDA giant.
Mechatronics design simplified
Product News 10/8/2008 1 comment
Simplifying the development of mechatronics, the combination of mechanical and electronincs engineering, is the goal of a new design language extension released by Mathworks Inc.
Double take at IC 6.1.3
News & Analysis 10/7/2008 Post a comment
The latest update to the Virtuoso custom IC design platform has just been released. Boasting several features that seemed worthy of further investigation, ADLE caught up with Robert Schweiger, Cadence's field platform marketing director for custom ics.
The need to address power during manufacturing test
Design How-To 10/6/2008 Post a comment
Until recently, the idea of managing power during manufacturing test has been a secondary concern. But with shrinking geometries and lower voltage thresholds comes an increasing awareness that excessive power consumption during test can have an impact on digital IC reliability.
UK government aids media related R&D projects
News & Analysis 10/3/2008 Post a comment
The British government funded Technology Strategy Board is supporting over 160 UK companies and universities in a £10 million investment programme aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the country's creative and media industries.