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UBM acquires DesignCon for $1.4 million
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4/12/2010   2 comments
UBM has acquired DesignCon from Professional Education International for cash consideration of $1.4 million.
Wireless firm appoints former Renesas man as chairman
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4/12/2010   Post a comment
ProVision Communications Technologies Ltd. (Bristol, England) has appointed Matthew Trowbridge as chairman and member of the board, replacing founding director, Professor David Bull, who continues as CTO.
Digital Lowpass: A filter by any other name is still a filter
Design How-To  
4/12/2010   2 comments
Understand the realization of an analog filter in digital domain, using an FPGA
Is EDA innovating enough?
Blog  
4/9/2010   5 comments
Much has been written and said about the travails of the EDA industry. Some industry leaders are shrinking in size and losing money. The industry as a whole is not growing and prospects are not promising. Part of the problem can be explained by the fact that we are just coming out of one of the worst recessions in history that has impacted most industries. Yet, most observers agree that the industry's struggles can't be explained by the economy alone.
TSMC certifies Berkeley's FastSpice for 28nm
Product News  
4/9/2010   1 comment
Berkeley Design Automation Inc. said it has qualified its Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s 28nm low power process.
ST licenses Cadence's OrCAD PSpice
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4/9/2010   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is deploying Cadence's OrCAD PSpice technology to enable its customers to test-drive its analog and power IC product families.
A stellar lineup will discuss all aspects of intelligent motor control
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4/9/2010   Post a comment
EE Times' latest virtual conference covers the topic of motor control with an all-star cast.
Methods and Applications of System Virtualization using Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT)
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4/9/2010   Post a comment
This article provides an overview of the evolution of hypervisor architectures, including both software and hardware trends, and how they affect the security and practicality of system virtualization.
Automotive still a solid opportunity for EDA, says Mentor exec
News & Analysis  
4/8/2010   1 comment
As EDA searches for opportunities to generate more revenues from outside the semiconductor industry, Martin O'Brien, general manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corp., highlighted automotive and said the trend is likely to continue with the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles.
ESilicon acquires Silicon Design Solutions
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4/8/2010   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eSilicon Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Design Solutions (SDS), a supplier of niche semiconductor memory intellectual property (IP) cores.
HARDWARE TOOLS - JTAG Live debugs boards too crowded for traditional probing
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
JTAG Technologies has introduced JTAG Live, a mix of free and paid for products that check for basic continuity and correct operation in PCBs. The family consists of three products, Buzz, Clip, and Script.
NetFPGA design contest
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/7/2010   Post a comment
Stanford University's NetFPGA program is holding a design contest, asking design teams to produce a working implementation employing any hardware and software design methodology and targeting the NetFPGA development platform.
Altera, others join open core protocol group
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera has joined the Open Core Protocol International Partnership, along with firms Digitite, Global Unichip, Innotech, PDTi and Xtrillion.
Integrating analog video interface IP into SoCs delivers superb image quality (Part I)
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
This two-part series discusses implementation of analog video interfaces that can be embedded into complex SoCs. Part one focuses on the transmitter part of the analog video interface, which is essentially a digital-to-analog converter with video performance, and discusses the characteristics of the source and of the transmission medium.
February's poor chip sales: a blip or a sign?
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4/7/2010   1 comment
Actual global sales of semiconductors was $20.79 billion in February, down 4.9 percent from the actual sales in January of $21.85 billion, according to figures from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.
Mentor's ReqTracer manages requirements traceability, impact analysis
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Mentor Graphics Corp. claimed that its ReqTracer tool simplifies and automates requirements traceability from specification of the hardware specification through HDL coding, implementation and validation.
TSMC licenses Magma's physical verification tools
News & Analysis  
4/7/2010   1 comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) announced it has deployed Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS from Magma Design Automation Inc. as the physical verification tools for the 65nm integrated sign-off flow (ISF).
Lattice offers service pack for ispLEVER 8.0
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4/7/2010   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for Version 8.0 of its ispLEVER FPGA design tool suite. According to Lattice, Service Pack 1 is an important update for users of LatticeECP3 FPGAs.
When will Virage become profitable?
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
Lately, Virage Logic Corp. has made big headlines.
Synopsys' DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 passes USB-IF certification
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EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) said its DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP solution has received the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) SuperSpeed USB certification.
Nano ePrint licenses Infiniscale's modeling tool
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
Nano ePrint Ltd., a spin off from the University of Manchester in England, announced it has selected the GreenLys modeling tool suite from French EDA startup Infiniscale SA for its organic electronic devices modeling needs.
Analyst raises estimates for Xilinx, Altera
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
An investment analyst raised revenue estimates for programmable logic vendors Xilinx and Altera, saying both have room for continued near-term growth despite recent concerns over capital expenditure cuts by China's telecommunications companies.
Software quality optimization: balancing business transformation and risk
Design How-To  
4/6/2010   Post a comment
This paper examines the balance between transformation and risk. It looks at the reasons for software development's changing landscape, and it discusses which solutions can help your business improve quality management to overachieve in time to market, cost reductions and enhanced product quality.
The value and importance of code reviews
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
Did you know that most code reviews are conducted ad-hoc, often exclude key people, and fail to take advantage of available technology? That's according to new research that looks at the state of code reviews.
Chip market recovery still has legs, says analyst
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4/5/2010   Post a comment
Following a sharp recovery in late 2009 and into 2010, semiconductor industry unit volumes should still grow another 15 to 20 percent between now and the end of the year, according to analysts at Benchmark Equity Research.
Viewpoint: Is semiconductor industry consolidation inevitable?
News & Analysis  
4/5/2010   2 comments
The inevitability of semiconductor industry consolidation seems to be widely accepted, but data shows that the semiconductor industry has been slowly "deconsolidating" since the 1960s.
Lithography's generation gap
News & Analysis  
4/5/2010   1 comment
Lithography is at a crossroads, and it could be headed in the wrong direction.
EUV camp drops ball on metrology
News & Analysis  
4/5/2010   2 comments
During a presentation at the recent SPIE Advanced Microlithography conference here, Bryan Rice, director of lithography at chip making consortium Sematech, literally passed a hat along the front row of the audience.
China, Android and the Apanda A60
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4/5/2010   Post a comment
SOFTWARE TOOLS - New Prism capabilities analyze benefits of migrating to MIPS32 multicore
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4/2/2010   Post a comment
CriticalBlue has announced enhanced support for the MIPS32 architecture within CriticalBlue's Prism product. Software developers will now be able to analyze their existing software applications and quickly assess the tangible benefits of migrating to MIPS32 multithreaded and multicore devices.
IBM benchmarks prod microprocessor designers
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4/2/2010   Post a comment
IBM Research and Intel Research collaborated on a set of benchmarks made publicly available to aid microprocessor designers and to evaluate the winners of a clock synthesis contest at the International Symposium on Physical Design.
EDA sequential revenue trend is positive, says EDAC
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4/1/2010   Post a comment
For the second consecutive quarter, EDA revenue improved on a sequential basis in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the EDA Consortium (EDAC) trade group.
Europe backs thermally-aware EDA project
News & Analysis  
4/1/2010   1 comment
Europe's big three chip makers — STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies and NXP — are all taking part in a three-year European collaborative research project to try and improve thermal-awareness and thermal effect modeling within IC design.
Verilab names VP to sustain growth
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4/1/2010   Post a comment
Verilab Ltd., an international team of VLSI verification experts, announced it has named JL Gray as vice president to support the continued international growth.
SiliconBlue licenses Synopsys' Synplify Pro tool
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4/1/2010   Post a comment
Low-power FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced it has selected Synplify Pro FPGA synthesis software from Synopsys Inc. for its iCE65 family of mobileFPGA devices.
Synopsys' exec details Design Compiler enhancements
Product News  
4/1/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) said it has extended its topographical technology in Design Compiler 2010 to produce physical guidance to its place-and-route solution, IC Compiler.
Konica Minolta selects EVE's ZeBU
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4/1/2010   Post a comment
Japan's Konica Minolta Technology Center Inc. announced it has licensed ZeBu emulation platform from EVE SA (Palaiseau, France) to accelerate the validation of its image processing LSI designs.
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