Mentor Graphics Tops European EDA Charts
Survey 5/24/2001 Post a comment
Twenty years after it was founded Mentor Graphics has topped the charts of electronic design automation (EDA) companies according to a survey conducted among electronics companies across Europe by Enterprise Planning & Research Ltd
Statemate becomes a formal tool
News & Analysis 5/23/2001 Post a comment
I-Logix has brought formal verification techniques into its Statemate Magnum software and systems design tool, using technology bought in from Germany-based Offis Systems and Consulting.
PLD solution takes on microcontroller
Design How-To 5/21/2001 Post a comment
In 1999 Altera set out to develop the Nios processor, a product that would provide the functionality of a microcontroller within a PLD. However, first we had to better understand the needs of microcontroller users to ensure that our product met them.
Magma prepares for IPO
News & Analysis 5/14/2001 Post a comment
Magma Design Automation has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a prelude to an initial public offering.
Timing Closure Using Layout Based Design Process
Design How-To 5/4/2001 Post a comment
Deep-submicron technology requires tightly coupled logic-synthesis and physical-design operations to achieve timing closure. Professor Chung-Kuan Cheng of the University of California, San Diego, discusses the dependency of this coupling on physical-layout information being available throughout the entire design process, starting from the architectural-design level.
National to use Artisan design libraries for TSMC processes
News & Analysis 5/1/2001 Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- In a move to ease its ability to use outside foundry services and speed IC development, National Semiconductor Corp. here has entered into a multi-technology, multi-process licensing agreement for design libraries from nearby Artisan Components Inc.