Altera buys PLD place and route tool vendor News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment Altera Corp. picked up some new place and route tools and some EDA brain power Monday (May 8), buying a tiny PLD place and route company, Right Track CAD (Toronto). Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.
Xilinx tunes tools for big FPGAs News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment FPGA tools will draw a step closer to their ASIC counterparts this week, when Xilinx Inc. releases a version of its Alliance Series software aimed at helping users efficiently design with multi-
Silicon Metrics adds timing sign-off News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment IC characterization provider Silicon Metrics Corp. will roll out this week a product line based on its SiliconSmart Models. Included in the lineup is the company's first offering for logic designersa timing sign-off tool that can extend the accuracy of static timing analyzers.
Avanti criminal charges dismissed News & Analysis 5/1/2000 Post a comment One of the longest-running and most-watched criminal cases in the electronics industry has come to an apparent halt, as a Santa Clara County court judge dismissed all criminal charges against executives of Avanti Corp. on procedural grounds. While the district attorney will seek an appeal, and may re-convene a grand jury to seek new indictments, any new trial date is at least months away.