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Cadence expecting $500M for repatriation of foreign earnings
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems was expecting an extraordinary cash dividend of about $500 million from a wholly owned Irish subsidiary in late December, according to a regulatory filing earlier this month.
Stocks: Cadence, Synopsys close year on sour note
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
On another day of very light trading, shares of Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys each posted double-digit loses as Nasdaq investors quietly bid farewell to 2005.
Report says EDA market could be nearing 'inflection point'
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
Some insiders believe that new electronic system level and design-for-manufacturing technologies could recast the EDA landscape the way RTL tools did in the 1980s, according to a recent Gartner Dataquest report.
EDA's 'big three' decline on low volume
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics declined in very light Nasdaq trading.
Oil hike derails EDA market rally
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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.
SDR startup sets up at Hong Kong science park
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Software-defined radio startup TechnoConcepts announced that its Hong Kong subsidiary, Techno Ltd., has established a new headquarters at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park.
QuickLogic, Mentor in OEM agreement on FPGA tools
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
QuickLogic customers will get access to Mentor Graphics' Precision Synthesis tool within the QuickLogic Quickworks FPGA development environment through an OEM agreement between the companies.
Former Synopsys exec leaving VC firm
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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.
On-chip subsystem startup adds Tokyo design center
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12/27/2005   Post a comment
On-chip subsystem provider IPextreme has opened a design center in Tokyo and named design and EDA veteran Kirk Saotome head of the company's Japanese operations.
Vendor sees ESL taking hold in U.S.
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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.
Triquint opens design center in New England
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12/27/2005   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor announced the opening of the New England Design Center, a design and support center located in Chelmsford, Mass.
eXtremeDB integrated into I-Logix Rhapsody UML tool chain
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12/27/2005   Post a comment
McObject's eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database, has been integrated with I-Logix's Rhapsody Unified Modeling Language (UML)-based Model-Driven Development (MDD) environment.
EDA stocks mixed in light trading
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12/23/2005   Post a comment
On a light day of pre-holiday Nasdaq trading, Cadence slipped again while Synopsys and Mentor Graphics posted slight gains.
Cadence down again, other EDA stocks gain
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12/23/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Cadence Design Systems slipped again while other major EDA vendors posted gains as the Nasdaq composite index climbed nearly 15 points.
Census results a mixed bag for Synopsys
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
A user survey conducted by Deepchip.com found Synopsys superior to Cadence in many respects, but revealed that the company may be experiencing erosion of I dominance in some areas.
Synopsys names CFO
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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.
'Big three' EDA stocks post gains
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor posted gains in Nasdaq trading as the Nasdaq composite index shock off recent sluggishness to post a 9-point gain.
Marvell to acquire semi design business for $24 million
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
Marvell has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the semiconductor design business of networking solutions and services provider UTStarcom Inc. for $24 million.
Xpedion working with PSP model co-developer
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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
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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.
EDA stocks down again; Mentor steady
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
Shares of most major EDA stocks trended downward as the Nasdaq composite index, stuck in a pre-holiday rut, slipped nominally.
Carbon adds bus protocols for transaction-level simulation
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Carbon Design Systems has added PCI, PCI-X, USB 2.0 Host and DDR SDRAM bus protocol support to its VSP product line.
"PSP" transistor model wins Council vote
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
The Compact Model Council selected the PSP model, developed by Penn State and Philips, as the next CMOS transistor model, succeeding BSIM models.
3Q EDA revenue up 6 percent year-to-year, EDAC says
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
After two consecutive flat quarters, total EDA revenue was up 6 percent year-to-year during the third quarter, reaching $1.12 billion, according to the EDA Consortium.
An introduction to symbolic simulation
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Authors from ARM and Synopsys explain what symbolic simulation is, how it works, and how it can solve verification problems for full-custom circuit elements such as memories.
Partnership targets SoC designs in Greater China
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
ARC International and Global Unichip announced a partnership aimed at speeding time-to-market for Greater China's increasing number of fabless startup companies attacking the digital audio IC market.
Mentor posts gain, other EDA stocks decline
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
Shares of Mentor Graphics gained nearly 1 percent in Nasdaq trading, but shares of other major EDA companies lost ground
AMI, Mentor team on mixed-signal design kit
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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
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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
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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.
EDA stocks mixed to cap solid week
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Major EDA stocks were mixed, with Mentor Graphics and Magma Design Automation posting gains, while Cadence Design Systems declined and Synopsys was unchanged.
Cadence dissolving Telos Venture Partners
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has decided to dissolve Telos Venture Partners, the limited liability venture capital company it established in the late 1990s.
DFM pumps up the volume
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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
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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.
HCL says chip design is IBM-ready
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
India’s HCL Technologies has reportedly become the first design house here to be validated as ready for IBM technology.
Summit offers ESL, embedded systems training program
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Summit Design introduced an electronic system-level and embedded systems training program aimed at simplifying and accelerating SystemC adoption.
Agilent and CEA-Leti team on wireless system EDA design flow
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces collaboration with CEA-Leti on next-generation wireless system design flow to speed design and reduce risk.
Rambus adopts RDL, takes license from Denali
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. is adopting the Register Description Language (RDL) and has licensed Denali's Blueprint software for intellectual property (IP) development and enhanced customer support.
IBM to offer 'zero-cost' PowerPC license to universities
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
IBM will offer 'zero-cost' PowerPC 405 core licenses to researchers and academia through Power.org.
Research scientist named 2006 DAC general chair
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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.
Synopsys adds cell libraries to mixed-signal IP portfolio
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
Synopsys has expanded its DesignWare mixed-signal intellectual property portfolio to include application-specific memory input/outputs optimized to support DDR memories.
Good Chips Come in Small Packages
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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.
Sequence closes $5.3 million in venture funding
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
Low-power EDA tool provider Sequence Design said it closed a $5.3 million round of venture funding.
Synopsys up 1%; other EDA stocks decline
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
One day after it was revealed that the company would be removed from the Nasdaq 100 index, shares of Synopsys traded higher, while shares of other major EDA companies declined.
FEI, PDF Solutions offering defect analysis solution
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
FEI said it has successfully integrated PDF Solutions' characterization vehicle infrastructure with its defect analyzer 300HP DualBeam system for automated in-fab defect analysis.
Teradyne, Cadence in DFM collaboration
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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.
Cadence in, Synopsys out of Nasdaq 100
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems was added to the Nasdaq 100 index as rival Synopsys was removed.
Agilent to collaborate with research lab on wireless design
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies plans to collaborate with French microelectronics research lab CEA-Leti to define and implement a design flow for the development of fourth-generation wireless systems.
IEEE approves SystemC standard
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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.
Automated tool suite speeds SoC design
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
Showing that automated system-on-chip (SoC) design is possible, Ralph von Vignau provides an inside look at Philip's Nx-Builder internal design environment.
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