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Extraction tool for interconnects designs features per-hour licensing
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12/28/2000   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Silvaco is offering an extraction and characterization tool for on-chip interconnects that is one of the first IC physical design tools available exclusively on a pay-per-use basis. Silvaco will not sell licensed copies of the Quest tool but instead will offer it only online at $15 per use.
Avanti mulls how to relieve TCAD bottleneck for modeling IC processes
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12/19/2000   Post a comment
SAN FRANCISCO -- The explosive physical, chemical and geometrical complexity of electronic devices is burdening technology CAD to the extent that TCAD simulation -- which seeks to model electronic devices and the semiconductor processes that make them -- could become an industry bottleneck. The problems are surfacing before the industry even begins to take into account the quantum effects that will be at the heart of such devices as single-electron transistors.
Samsung will use its own RTL design tool, save $2 million per year
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12/19/2000   Post a comment
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today claimed it has developed a new design automation tool that will save the company $2 million a year in EDA software expenses and reduce the time it takes to complete register-transfer level (RTL) development for complex logic-based ICs.
Synopsys in library deal with Artisan
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12/11/2000   Post a comment
Synopsys has sold its physical libraries business to Artisan Components in a deal that will see the two companies work together on a new type of standard cell library designed to support Synopsys' approach to physical synthesis. The company has also produced a new version of its Physical Compiler tool.
Monterey Design Systems raises $25 million, mulls IPO
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12/8/2000   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Monterey Design Systems Inc here announced it has received a $25 million private placement led by Fidelity Management and Research, and the company said it will "evaluate" a possible initial public offering in 2001.
Innoveda readies Java as a testbench language
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12/5/2000   Post a comment
Design automation company Innoveda is working on a project to turn Java into a testbench language for system-on-chip projects.


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