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.
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.