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Altera looks outside for HDL tools
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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
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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
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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.


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