Peter Alfke Remembered, 1931-2011 Engineering Pop Culture! 10/31/2011 5 comments My friend Mike Santarini, publisher of Xcell Journal at Xilinx just told me of the passing of Peter Alfke, who was with Xilinx for more than 20 years.
Samsung, Cadence tout collaboration on SoC News & Analysis 10/25/2011 Post a comment Executives from Samsung's foundry unit and EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems say their collaboration on Ambarella's new HD digital camera SoC recalls another era before the fabless-foundry model evolved.
HSpice creator Ashawna Hailey dies News & Analysis 10/24/2011 2 comments Ashawna Hailey, co-founder of EDA software firm Meta-Software and a creator of circuit simulation program HSpice, died earlier this month at the age of 62.
Cadence CEO: Chip execs eye China, India News & Analysis 10/21/2011 6 comments Lip-Bu Tan, chief executive at Cadence Design Systems, says semiconductor industry leaders spend a lot of time thinking about China and India, because those markets will see explosive growth in chip consumption.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup Blog 10/19/2011 Post a comment There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
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.