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posted in June 2001
Superlog test to drive formal verification tools
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6/27/2001   Post a comment
Co-Design Automation and Verplex are working on the verification subset of the Superlog language to try to tune some of the constructs so that they can drive formal verification tools.
OpenAccess Community supports standard API step towards EDA tool interoperability
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6/19/2001   Post a comment
The biggest step yet taken toward EDA tool interoperability is unfolding this week at the Design Automation Conference. A coalition of large user companies has announced its support for a standard design-data application programming interface (API).
Synopsys stays independent in push to tape-out status
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6/18/2001   Post a comment
Synopsys has rounded out the back-end of its chip design environment that it started rolling out two years ago with its Physical Compiler tool.
Premier Farnell gets set for same-day delivery after £65m buy
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6/15/2001   Post a comment
Premier Farnell has expanded beyond its traditional catalogue business into the industrial tools market by buying distributor Buck & Hickman for £65m cash.
Architectural power cuts
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6/13/2001   Post a comment
Germany-based Offis Systems & Consulting has developed a power estimation tool that can be used at the architectural level to find the lowest-power design for an algorithm.
DAC to the Future
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6/11/2001   Post a comment
Synplicity's entry in ASIC synthesis focuses on design gap problem
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Synplicity Inc. here figures it is doing something rather unusual with its entry into the ASIC synthesis market. Instead of focusing strictly on leading-edge designs, the company is emphasizing productivity and mainstream ASICs, which are produced with 0.35- to 0.18-micron processes.
'Look-ahead' engine sees conflicts in IC development projects, says new company
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6/5/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- A new Silicon Valley company here believes it is the first software supplier to successfully automate collaboration between chip engineering groups by providing a "look-ahead" engine that predicts and analyzes conflicts between initial IC design concepts and subsequent steps in product development, manufacturing, and test.
Diagonal IC interconnects vs. right-angle grids will boost complex designs, says group
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- A group of 10 companies today announced an initiative to promote a new chip-interconnect concept that allows functions on ICs to be wired together diagonally instead of traditional layouts using right-angle interconnects--which often resemble city-street grids.
Synthesis tool aims to cut scripting burden
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6/4/2001   Post a comment
Synplicity has developed an asic-oriented version of its logic synthesis tool.


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