Mentor achieves first $1 billion sales year
News & Analysis 2/29/2012 2 comments
As expected, Mentor Graphics reported that its annual sales eclipsed $1 billion for the first time ever, as the company reported sales and earnings that beat analysts' expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Entering the Third Epoch of EDA
Design How-To 2/27/2012 6 comments
Thus far there have been only two main epochs in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) according to Magma and the trail is being blazed into the 3rd Epoch…
What engineers really do…
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2012 36 comments
Is there a difference in perception between what your friends, parents, kids, and your boss thinks you do… and what you actually do?
John Aynsley recognized for contribution to SystemC
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/24/2012 3 comments
John Aynsley is the first recipient of the Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award. This is due in part to his involvement in the IEEE 1666 SystemC™ Language Standard Working Group…
Magma's Madhavan won't join Synopsys
News & Analysis 2/22/2012 18 comments
As most expected, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan won't join Synopsys Inc. as a result of its recently closed acquisition of Magma, Synopsys said.
Norwegian Odyssey (Stardate 19987+6)
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/22/2012 12 comments
Following my talk I received an email saying "Dear Max. I found your talk today both exciting, inspiring, and entertaining. Three of my favorites. ;-)"
How best to reduce power on future ICs
News & Analysis 2/21/2012 19 comments
Excessive power consumption has become the chief roadblock to further scaling of semiconductors, threatening to stall advancement in all electronics sectors—everything from further miniaturizing mobile devices to revving supercomputers.