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.
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.