A Fluke offer for hard times Blog 10/12/2009 Post a comment Portable electronic test and measurement technology vendor Fluke Corp. will send two people to Miami for football's "Big Game" for learning about test tools Fluke has recently introduced.
ARC, Virage Logic "a done deal" says CFO News & Analysis 10/12/2009 Post a comment Shares in ARC International plc (St Albans, England), the specialist licensor of configurable processor cores, are set to be delisted from the London Stock Exchange early next month, following Virage
ARM success could trigger takeover bid, says analyst News & Analysis 10/12/2009 14 comments Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) is set to outperform Intel in the netbook and smartbook markets over the next two and three years, but that prospect of success could trigger a takeover bid for the company, according to Didier Scemama, semiconductor analyst with ABN AMRO Bank NV.
Insolvent Qimonda launches IP licensing group Product News 10/12/2009 Post a comment Insolvent memory chip manufacturer Qimonda has established a company dedicated to the company's semiconductor license business. On the block is what insolvency administrator Michal Jaff calls one of the world's largest semiconductor-related patent portfolios.
Nokia starts pushing Qt to Maemo OS News & Analysis 10/12/2009 Post a comment Nokia has started allowing developers to port its Qt platform to its Maemo 5 operating system, a move aimed at getting more consumer and enterprise applications available for its upcoming N900 mobile internet device.
Synopsys raises synthesis abstraction with M language Product News 10/12/2009 1 comment Synopsys, Inc. has combined The Mathworks' M-language with model-based synthesis for its Synphony High Level Synthesis product, which purports to increase design and verification productivity up to 10 times higher than traditional RTL flows for communications and multimedia applications.
NXP to transfer CMOS IP, staff to Virage Logic News & Analysis 10/12/2009 1 comment Dutch chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has agreed to transfer part of its advanced CMOS intellectual property (IP) rights, 160 staff and certain engineering equipment to Virage Logic Corp. (Fremont, Calif.).
Rodgers banks on PSoCs to drive growth at Cypress News & Analysis 10/9/2009 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor's groundbreaking PSoC devices and derivatives are already driving the company's growth, according to President and CEO T.J. Rodgers. Now Cypress has upped the ante with more powerful PSoCs that can tap into a much larger total market.
OVP offers free simulation models of ARM processor cores Product News 10/9/2009 Post a comment The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) initiative has released models of ARM processor cores supporting the v4 and v5 instruction sets. These models work with the OVP simulator and can operate at hundreds of millions of instructions per second (MIPS). The open source models of the ARM7, ARM9, and ARM10 processors are available for free from the OVP website.
More connections made for LTE applications News & Analysis 10/8/2009 Post a comment The ng Connect Program founded by Alcatel-Lucent earlier this year to drive the development of services for emerging LTE and 4G networks has added five new members, two new Proofs of Concept and two more labs.
ARM reports 45-nm SOI test chip with 40% power-saving News & Analysis 10/8/2009 Post a comment Researchers from processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) have reported on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) 45-nm test chip that demonstrates potential power savings of up to 40 percent over traditional bulk process for manufacturing chips at the same geometry
IEF: Pistorio's six tips for today's semi CEO's News & Analysis 10/5/2009 Post a comment Pasquale Pistorio, the driving force behind ST Microelectronics for many years and now honorary chairman of the chip group, gave a bravado and uplifting talk to delegates of the International Electronics Forum in Geneva.
Using Tcl to create a virtual component in Verilog Design How-To 10/2/2009 1 comment Randy Melton describes his use of Tcl to build a virtual transaction-based TCP design server on top of an existing Verilog simulation test bench. Downloadable example code was tested on a standard Cadence irun simulator, which in thory, he says, should be possible on any simulator scripted with Tcl.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 7 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...