Synopsys reaffirms support for Vera
News & Analysis 6/28/2007 Post a comment
Even though Synopsys is heavily pushing SystemVerilog as a unified design and verification language, the company is reaffirming support for its own Vera testbench language.
Design How-To 6/26/2007 Post a comment
Functional qualification is the first technology to provide an objective answer to this fundamental question. It is an essential addition to the increasingly challenging task of delivering functionally correct silicon on time and on budget.
Asynch FPGA vendor in-sync with Mentor
News & Analysis 6/20/2007 Post a comment
Asynchronous FPGA startup Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced a technology partnership and OEM agreement with EDA company Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.).
How to keepengineers happy
News & Analysis 6/18/2007 Post a comment
It's harder than it's been in years for electronics companies to hold onto engineers as market dynamics have pushed unemployment rates below 2 percent. How does a company keep its engineers from seeking greener pastures? What makes an organization the kind of place an engineer wants to work?
EDA Shocked Into Action
Blog 6/18/2007 Post a comment
Coverage of the EDA industry is shrinking to the levels justified by advertising revenues, endangering the quality of coverage. Changes are required by both EDA vendors and publishers.
Actel offers 'Smart' FPGA design
Product News 6/18/2007 Post a comment
Actel Corp. is promising to bring FPGA design to a higher level of abstraction with SmartDesign, which generates synthesizable code from graphical block diagrams.
ST readies design platform, SoCs for 45-nm process
News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is readying a 45-nm CMOS design platform for SoCs targeting low-power, wireless and portable consumer applications and the company says the process has been used to tape-out a tightly integrated demonstrator SoC device earlier than anticipated.
Keynote: EDA brings life to synthetic biology
News & Analysis 6/7/2007 Post a comment
Manufacturing and design approaches developed for microelectronics can apply to the emerging field of synthetic biology, said Design Automation Conference keynote speaker Jan Rabaey, professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Synopsys awards competitors for low power effort
News & Analysis 6/6/2007 Post a comment
Synopsys has given its annual Tenzing Norgay interoperability award to four companies, including competitors Mentor Graphics and Magma Design Automation, for work with Synopsys in developing the Unified Power Format (UPF).
DAC panelists eye EDA in 2017
News & Analysis 6/5/2007 Post a comment
The EDA industry should enjoy respectable growth during the next ten years, but must adapt to new challenges, said panelists at the Design Automation Conference Tuesday.