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Magma grants stock options
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation Inc. has granted stock options to 14 employees who joined the company through April 25, the company said.
NASA executive outlines future Mars exploration
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
The manager of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's exploration systems and technology office laid out space exploration's past and present in an address to chip designers.
Flomerics acquisition strengthens thermal modeling capabilities
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4/29/2005   Post a comment
Looking to strenthen its offerings in the "hot" area of thermal modeling, Flomerics has acquired a Hungarian company with a technology that is syngergistic to its own.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Updated: Magma's loss deeper than expected
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Three weeks after revising its fiscal fourth quarter guidance downward, Magma Design Automation reported a net loss for the quarter that was even larger than expected.
Cadence bests Mentor in year-to-year quarterly performance
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Two of the "big three" EDA vendors reported first quarter earnings, with Cadence Design Systems besting Mentor Graphics by reporting that its first quarter revenue jumped 10 percent from the first quarter of 2004.
Nassda shareholders approve Synopsys merger
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4/28/2005   Post a comment
Nassda Corp.'s stockholders have approved the company's merger agreement with Synopsys Inc.
Mentor 1Q revenue down sequentially, flat year-to-year
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. reported first quarter revenue of $164.3 million, down 23 percent from the record $214.9 million that the company posted for the fourth quarter of 2004. First quarter 2005 revenue was nearly identical to the $164.4 million that the company reported for the first quarter of 2004.
Cadence first quarter revenue down 14 percent sequentially
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4/27/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Designs Systems reported first quarter revenue of $293, a 14 percent drop from the prior quarter, but a 10 percent increase from the year-ago quarter.
Hardware modeling said to speed embedded systems development
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
The updated version of Accenia Inc.'s DoubleWide software creates register-accurate hardware models to facilitate simultaneous development of embedded software, according to the company.
Synfora releases new version of Pico Express
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Synfora Inc. has introduced the latest version of the company's applications engine synthesis tool, Pico Express.
SMIC partners with Dolphin for 8051 core
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4/26/2005   Post a comment
Chinese foundry chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (Shanghai, China) has signed a deal to offer the Flip8051 8-bit microcontroller core from Dolphin Integration SA (Grenoble, France) optimized for a 0.35-micron manufacturing process, SMIC said.
Magma users undaunted by threat of litigation, survey finds
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Respondents to an unscientific survey conducted by an EDA tool user Web site said they were not concerned about the possibility that Synopsys Inc. might take legal action against users of Magma Design Automation's tools.
Software portiert Analog-IP auf kleinere Prozessnodes
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Mit einem neuen Tool-Set verspricht der EDA-Anbieter In2Fab Technology die schnelle Wiederverwendung von Analog-Designs und Intellectual Property (IP) in kleineren Prozess-Nodes.
New verification tools intended to bridge system-level with RTL
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Calypto Design Systems Inc. has introduced a new family of functional equivalency checkers that the company says can enable more widespread migration to system-level design tools.
Getting the most out of formal analysis
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4/25/2005   Post a comment
Formal analysis can greatly ease IC verification, but you need a good methodology for applying it, say authors from Cadence Design Systems. This article shows how you can maximize your use of formal analysis.
Hardware simulator serves Linux world
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4/24/2005   Post a comment
A Linux version of Virtio Corps.' Virtual Platform, a reconfigurable and functionally accurate hardware simulator, is said to enhance the integration of embedded hardware and software development by, for the first time, making functional models available to Linux users and their design tools.
British company's new tools promising analog reuse in days
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4/22/2005   Post a comment
British phyisical design tools provider In2Fab Technology has a new technology that the company says can rapidly retarget analog designs and IP from one process node to another.
Unified Modeling Language gaining traction for SoC design
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
The rapid growth of system-on-chip (SoC) designs is fueling interest in the convergence between software and hardware design. This, in turn, is causing a growing number of designers to look at Unified Modeling Language (UML)'s architectural and behavioral design capabilities as a way to help break down the barriers between hardware and software design.
Rambus acquires digital IP cores from design services firm
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. has acquired digital core intellectual property (IP) assets from GDA Technologies. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
ARM prepares "Tiger libraries" to enhance next processor
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc is preparing specialized cell libraries for its Tiger processor to give licensees the option to enhance the processor's performance or reduce its power consumption, Warren East, ARM's chief executive officer told EE Times.
Startup bringt neue Technologie für System-Verifizierung
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Mit automatisch erzeugten Assertionen für die System-Verifizierung von Hardware-Designs geht der Startup Assertive Design neue Wege: Die Software des Jungunternehmens aus Massachusetts basiert auf der Spezifizierungssprache PSL (Property Specification Language) und richtet sich an den gesamten Entwicklungs- und Verifizierungsbereich.
Synplicity reports $14.6 million in first quarter revenue
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4/21/2005   Post a comment
Synplicity Inc. announced first quarter revenue of $14.6 million, a figure that is down 4 percent from fourth quarter 2004 revenue and up 8 percent over first quarter 2004 revenue.
Startup targets system verification with new technology
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
With technology that it says enables system verification of hardware designs using assertions that are generated automatically, startup Assertive Design is targeting the entire design and verification market with software based on Property Specification Language.
NEC design tool analyzes power integrity within seconds
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Coping with the increasing need for full-chip power integrity analysis of low supply voltage, high frequency and smaller geometry devices, NEC Corp. of Japan has developed a power line design tool that performs power integrity analysis in a fraction of the time of comparable tools.
IP provider M2000 selects VP of business development
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Intellectual property (IP) provider M2000 has named Ali Erdengiz vice president of business development.
Cadence prévoirait de fermer son unité de services de conception en Ecosse
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
La société de CAO électronique Cadence Design Systems Inc. se préparerait à fermer son unité de services de conception à Livingstone, en Ecosse. Elle devrait, de ce fait, supprimer la majorité des 90 postes de conception, selon un communiqué publié sur Internet.
Synfora introduces Aspen architecture
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4/20/2005   Post a comment
Synfora Inc. has introduced a configurable embedded processor designed to drive application engines that implement key functionality in system-on-chips.
Enhanced RTOS protects memory in dynamically loaded programs
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4/19/2005   Post a comment
Enea Embedded Technology has released version 5.1 of its OSE real-time operating system (RTOS) for the ARM, Xscale, PPC and MIPS architectures. OSE 5.1 provides several key memory management, networking, development, and ease-of-use upgrades.
Rapid control development tool simplifies system modeling
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4/19/2005   Post a comment
Tailored to reduce the time and cost of model and controller development in aerospace and automotive applications, Maplesoft has developed the intelligent controller parameterization (ICP) for Maple suite of rapid control development tools.
Flomerics releases enhanced PCB design software
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4/19/2005   Post a comment
Flomerics has released a new version of its printed circuit board design software that includes more than 25 improvements and enhancements designed to improve usability and tighten integration between electrical and mechanical design of printed circuit boards.
Tanner EDA adds DRC capabilities to MEMS design tool
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
Tanner EDA has enhanced its L-Edit micro-electrical mechanical systems design tool by adding all-angle design rule check capabilities, the company said.
Lattice, Synplicity team on FPGAs
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and Synplicity Inc. announced Monday (April 18) a comprehensive development and marketing agreement to enhance and promote Lattice FPGA device performance in Synplicity's Synplify ProFPGA synthesis tool during the second half of 2005.
IP-'Recycling' bremst Design-Komplexität
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
Weltweit suchen immer mehr Elektronikunternehmen nach neuen Strategien für die Handhabung von Intellectual Property (IP), um sich für künftige Herausforderungen zu wappnen. Das hat jedenfalls Henry Potts, Vice President und General Manager von Mentor Graphics' System Design Division, beobachtet.
Model-based approach allows design for yield
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
Effective design for yield (DFY) uses models rather than design rules, say authors including Ara Markosian, CTO of startup Ponte Solutions. This article shows how model-based DFY works.
Synplicity releases enhanced version of debugging tool
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4/15/2005   Post a comment
Synplicity Inc. released an enhanced version of its Identify RTL debugger software. The enhanced version includes several features designed to promote ease-of-use.
Bluespec adds cosimulation to C models
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4/15/2005   Post a comment
Bluespec Inc. plans to announce that it has enhanced its model simulation technology, adding cosimulation capabilities to allow hardware chip designers to utilize the company's C models in SystemC or Verilog modeling environments.
SEMI, Si2 to collaborate on DFM challenges
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4/15/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International and the Silicon Integration Initiative are joining forces to address design for manufacturability challenges.
Mentor VP highlights growing need for systems design reuse
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4/15/2005   Post a comment
Henry Potts, VP and GM of Mentor Graphics' Systems Design Division, outlined the problems forcing global electronics companies to search for new ways to reuse portions of a system design in a keynote address at IEEE Wescon.
Development tool for ISM transceivers eases wireless product design
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Engineers developing wireless products using Analog Devices Inc.'s ISM band transceivers can shorten design cycles with a new development tool called ADIismLink. ADIismLINK enables wireless product designers to transfer data between multiple units without having to spend time developing their own protocol software. A radio link can be established with ADI's ADF702x ISM-based transceivers and development boards straight out of the box.
With Synopsys merger looming, Nassda turns in strong quarter
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
In what could be its final quarterly report as an independent company, Nassda Corp. turned in a strong second fiscal quarter that included record books and a year-over-year revenue increase of 26 percent.
Magma outlines defense against Synopsys
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation executives came out swinging at a conference call Thursday (April 14), refuting a declaration by a Magma co-founder that stated that technology behind Magma's products and patents was conceived at Synopsys.
DFM panel urges stronger link between design and manufacturing
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Greater collaboration between chip designers and manufacturing engineers is critical to the semiconductor industry's ability to overcome design for manufacturing (DFM) challenges, concluded a panel of startup company executives at IEEE Wescon.
Un ancien dirigeant français de Cadence nommé à la tête de PicoChip
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Guillaume d’Eyssautier, l’ancien vice-président et directeur général pour l’Europe de la société de CAO Cadence Design Systems Inc., a été nommé directeur général de la jeune entreprise de solutions sans fil PicoChip Designs Ltd.
Startup offering Oasis test cases for VSB pattern generators
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Oasis Tooling has made available 100 Oasis test cases that the company says verify Oasis variable shape beam, a dialect of Oasis, the compact file format that has emerged as the successor to the venerable GDSII layout format.
IKEv2 toolkit enables secure authentication in VPN, 3G and storage area networks
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
SafeNet has developed the first IKEv2 toolkit that is specifically tailored for telecommunications equipment, Fiber Channel storage area networks, and Unlicensed Mobile Access systems. The toolkit has gone through rigorous system testing and has demonstrated proven integration into customer systems.
Mentor's Configurable Port achieves PCI Express compliance
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics said that its MPCIExp Configurable Port complies with the PCI Express specification from the PCI Express special interest group.
EE Times Japan to launch in July
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Targeting one of the largest electronics markets in the world, EE Times' new sister magazine, EE Times Japan, will begin publishing in July.
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