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.
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.