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Altera buys PLD place and route tool vendor
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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.
Simplex tool eyes power-grid electromigration
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5/8/2000   Post a comment
Simplex Solutions Inc. has tailored the new version of its VoltageStorm power grid and electromigration analysis system for system-on-chip (SoC) design.
Xilinx tunes tools for big FPGAs
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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- million-gate FPGAs.
Silicon Metrics adds timing sign-off
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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 designers—a timing sign-off tool that can extend the accuracy of static timing analyzers.
Avanti criminal charges dismissed
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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.


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