Oil hike derails EDA market rally News & Analysis 12/28/2005 Post a comment Major EDA stocks traded on the Nasdaq market posted mixed results, as Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics showed gains while Synopsys and Magma Design Automation slipped.
Former Synopsys exec leaving VC firm News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment Gordon Hull, a former Synopsys executive, is stepping down as general partner at CMEA Ventures and planning to pursue a new career path where he can spend more time working directly with entrepreneurs.
Vendor sees ESL taking hold in U.S. News & Analysis 12/27/2005 Post a comment Adoption of electronic system-level design methodology in North America has accelerated within the past six months, according to Michael Sanie, vice president of marketing and business development at Calypto Design Systems.
Synopsys names CFO News & Analysis 12/22/2005 Post a comment Synopsys named former SupportSoft executive Brian Beattie CFO, seven months after longtime CFO Steve Shevick left the company to join Wyse Technology.
Xpedion working with PSP model co-developer News & Analysis 12/21/2005 Post a comment Xpedion Design Systems said it has formed a partnership with Gennady Gildenblat, the Penn State professor who co-developed the PSP model. Gildenblat will work with Xpedion to provide PSP parameter extraction for modeling services.
Grace Semi, ARM ink licensing agreement News & Analysis 12/21/2005 Post a comment Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing and ARM Holdings announced a licensing agreement by which ARM will develop a suite of Artisan physical intellectual property to support Grace's 0.18- and 0.13-micron process technologies.
AMI, Mentor team on mixed-signal design kit News & Analysis 12/19/2005 Post a comment Mixed-signal and structured digital IC provider AMI Semiconductor and top-tier EDA supplier Mentor Graphics have partnered to offer an analog/mixed-signal technology design kit containing comprehensive and proven building blocks at the device level.
Linux version targets embedded industrial boards Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment If you’re designing embedded computers that run Linux, you’ll be interested in this implementation from board maker WinSystems, The company is debuting what it call Blue Collar Linux, an implementation of GNU Linux for industrial-based applications running on the company's boards.
Specman Elite upgraded with 64-bit support Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems introduced the Cadence Incisive Enterprise Specman Elite 5.0, a testbench automation solution said to feature tight integration with the company's Incisive Enterprise Specman Simulator.
DFM pumps up the volume News & Analysis 12/16/2005 Post a comment There was a lot of talk about design-for-manufacturing in 2005. Much of it was hype. But, experts agree, behind all of the DFM smoke is a very real fire.
PDF Solutions names new CFO News & Analysis 12/16/2005 Post a comment Process integration technology provider PDF Solutions Inc. promoted Keith Jones to CFO, effective at the first of the year. PDF's incumbent CFO, Steve Melman, is taking a lesser role due to a medical condition.
Research scientist named 2006 DAC general chair News & Analysis 12/14/2005 Post a comment Ellen Sentovich (shown), a research scientist at Cadence Berkeley Laboratories and former technical and general chair of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, has been named general chair of the 2006 Design Automation Conference.
Good Chips Come in Small Packages Design How-To 12/14/2005 Post a comment Good things come in small packages and that's what Rio Design Automation's Kaushik Sheth foresees in 2006. More precisely, chip designers next year will have a means to design their chips with an eye toward its packaging and the entire electronics system.
Teradyne, Cadence in DFM collaboration News & Analysis 12/12/2005 Post a comment Automatic test equipment (ATE) supplier Teradyne announced a validated flow for test and yield diagnostic information between the Teradyne FLEX platform and Encounter Test from Cadence Design Systems.
IEEE approves SystemC standard News & Analysis 12/12/2005 Post a comment IEEE has approved the SystemC electronic design language standard based on the SystemC 2.1 Language Reference Manual from the Open SystemC Initiative.
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.