Magma names user conference chairman News & Analysis 11/30/2006 Post a comment Magma Design Automation has named Stefan Hamacher, director of central design flow development at Infineon Technologies, as international chairman of the Magma Music users conference set for Feb. 28 " March 1, 2007.
Cell BE platform accelerates OPC News & Analysis 11/30/2006 Post a comment Working to speed optical proximity correction (OPC) for 45 nm ICs, Mentor Graphics and Mercury Computer Systems are bringing out an acceleration platform based on the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor.
Keynoter suggests changes in Indian policy News & Analysis 11/21/2006 Post a comment The Indian government must change its policies to encourage electronics manufacturing in the country, merely giving incentives and subsidizing semiconductor fabs will not be adequate according to speakers at the second annual Mentor Graphics' user forum here.
Magma buys yield analysis pioneer News & Analysis 11/20/2006 Post a comment Magma Design Automation's purchase of Knights Technology, a provider of IC yield management and failure analysis software, will empower a new generation of IC design tools, said Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan.
OpenKit fades, but standard symbol set lives News & Analysis 11/16/2006 Post a comment The OpenKit initiative to standardize process design kits (PDKs) is no longer active, but the schematic symbol set it created will soon be available for download through the Silicon Integration Initiative.
Research firm expands focus to EDA News & Analysis 11/15/2006 Post a comment The Aberdeen Group, a "fact-based research" firm focusing on global technology, has hired veteran EDA user Ric Stanley to set up a new research practice focused on design automation.
PowerTheater 65 improves clock power, Sequence says Product News 11/15/2006 Post a comment The latest release of power-focused EDA vendor Sequence Design's flagship PowerTheater tool includes enhanced clock power estimation and reduction, as well as improvements to stimulus generation and performance, according to the company.
Partial Reluctance Extraction Design How-To 11/13/2006 Post a comment As clock frequencies increase, modeling global interconnects such as RC circuits is no longer adequate, and inductance must be included in the modeling. Fast and accurate inductance extraction is the first step in studying high- frequency effects.
Cadence affirms 2007 DAC exhibit News & Analysis 11/8/2006 Post a comment Following industry speculation that it might abandon the Design Automation Conference (DAC), Cadence Design Systems has arranged booth space at the 2007 DAC.
EDA's hope is enabling cheaper design, Madhavan says News & Analysis 11/7/2006 Post a comment The future of the EDA industry is not too bright, unless it enables chip design of even greater complexity with fewer engineers, thus helping the semiconductor industry deal with the problem of lower profitability as it moves into designs of 65-nm and below, according to Rajeev Madhavan, chairman and CEO of Magma Design Automation.
HSDPA card design needs streamlining, iSuppli says News & Analysis 11/7/2006 Post a comment A teardown analysis of a Huawei Technologies High-Speed Downlink Packet Access wireless card for mobile PCs conducted by market research analyst iSuppli Corp. concluded that the device is is part of a wave of first-generation offerings intended to pave the way for future mass-market products that have more streamlined and cost-reduced designs.
AMD's CTO predicts 'attack of the killer micros' News & Analysis 11/7/2006 Post a comment Get ready for a new generation of microprocessors that combine graphics and CPU functions in heterogeneous cores, said Phil Hester, AMD CEO, in a keynote speech at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).
Power.org releases merged instruction set architecture News & Analysis 11/6/2006 Post a comment Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM's Power Architecture, has made available a merged instruction set architecture--Power ISA Version 2.03 and the Power Architecture Platform Requirements specification.
ADI previews Blackfin DSPs with Lockbox secure technology Product News 11/3/2006 Post a comment Targeting emerging multimedia/networked in-vehicle automotive among other applications, Analog Devices newest Blackfin processor family touts a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory, and integration of system peripherals. The BF54x family embeds new Lockbox Secure Technology that protects developers' software code.
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.