Altera looks outside for HDL tools News & Analysis 2/24/2000 Post a comment Making its strongest endorsement yet of third-party EDA tools, Altera Corp. has announced OEM deals to resell synthesis and simulation tools from Synopsys and Mentor Graphics. The deals underscore the growing importance of HDL-based synthesis and simulation in high-density FPGA design.
Startup rethinks FPGA synthesis News & Analysis 2/11/2000 Post a comment An EDA startup with close ties to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is quietly preparing next-generation synthesis for large, high-performance PLDs. The startup, Aplus Design Technologies (ADT), came to light at the recent FPGA 2000 Conference in Monterey with the announcement of a partnership with Cypress Semiconductor Inc.
Mentor, Avanti face off in full custom tools News & Analysis 2/10/2000 Post a comment Mentor Graphics and Avanti Corp. are moving into each other's tool territories again. Last week, Avanti announced it is moving deeper into the full custom tools market. And this week, Mentor announced it is stepping up efforts in the IC physical design arena and will very soon release a new placement tool.
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.