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Survey says: ESL methodologies can improve productivity
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
There is a strong feeling within the design community that electronic system level methodologies can improve productivity, according to the results of a survey conducted by ESL Now.
Mentor VP arrested for fake hunting licenses, according to report
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
A Mentor Graphics vice president has been arrested for allegedly obtaining false hunting license and game tags, according to a report published by a Portland, Ore. newspaper.
Agilent to acquire high-frequency EDA provider
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire most of the assets and businesses of system and circuit design software provider Eagleware-Elanix.
Magma posts record quarterly revenue, shrinking loss
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation reported a nominal net loss on record quarterly revenue of $38.8 million for its fiscal first quarter of 2006.
Discrete device vendor offering new platform of app specific complex arrays
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. introduced a product platform featuring two series of application specific complex arrays.
Xilinx offering gigabit reference design with Treck software
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx and Treck announced the availability of the Xilinx gigabit system reference design with the Treck TCP/IP protocol stack.
Microcontrollers target automotive passive-keyless-entry
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's latest PICs combine data transmission security with power management.
Cadence Q2 revenue up 12% year-over-year, but profit drops
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems reported second quarter revenue of $321 million, up 12 percent from the $287 million that the company reported for the same period of 2004.
Spice simulation tool adds support for latest BSIM models
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Tanner EDA released a new version of the company's T-Spice analog circuit simulation platform, including support for the latest Berkeley BSIM models up to version 4.4.0.
UPDATED: Silvaco products supporting Stanford TCAD legacy
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Eight months after Synopsys said it would end-of-life TMA TCAD software, Silvaco said Wednesday that its TCAD products are now fully TMA compatible.
LG Electronics joins 802.11 joint patent licensing program
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Via Licensing said it has added LG Electronics as a licensor to its joint patent licensing program for IEEE 802.11 implementation patents.
SigmaTel eyes diversification with two acquisitions
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel is set to acquire semiconductor supplier Protocom and the software, patents and engineering resources associated with D&M Holdings' Rio portable audio product line.
Impulse intros new version of C-to-FPGA design tool
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Impulse Accelerated Technologies released version 2.0 of its CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA design tool, featuring a new compiler and, according to the company, improved quality-of-results.
Zuken upgrades Visula PCB design environment
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Zuken released an upgrade to its Visula printed circuit board design environment, which the company said would enable users to directly integrate with its recently announced CR-5000 Lightning design solution.
Cadence enhances OrCAD product line
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems released the latest version of its OrCAD printed circuit board design software product line.
HDL design entry environment optimized for Actel design flow
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
HDL Works has optimized its Ease design entry tool for Actel's Libero integrated design environment design flow.
Mentor offering tool support for RoHS compliance
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
With the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances regulations set to go into effect in next July, Mentor Graphics has begun offering PCB tool support to help customers with compliance.
India's KPIT Cummins adopts Magma IC design flow
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
India's KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. has adopted Magma Design Automation’s integrated IC design flow.
Mixed-signal startup secures $22 million in series D funding
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Primarion said it has raised more than $22 million in series D funding W Capital Partners, Accel Partners, APV Technology Partners and Lehman Brothers.
Cadence releases enhanced Allegro PCB design technology
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems announced the latest release of the company's Allegro system interconnect design platform, which the company said contains enhancements for productivity and ease-of-use.
KLA-Tencor, Aprio collaborating on mask inspection, repair tool
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor equipment giant KLA-Tencor Corp. and design-for-manufacturing vendor Aprio Technologies plan to collaboratively develop an integrated mask design inspection and repair tool.
SOI eases radiation-hardened ASIC designs
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Authors from Honeywell and Synopsys show how silicon-on-insulator makes it easier to create rad-hard ICs, and discuss the design techniques and practices needed for radiation hardening.
Analyst says consumer WLAN adoption still in its infancy
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Wireless LAN is a hot commodity in consumer products, but it's only the beginning according to an industry analyst and top executives at Marvell.
Mentor receives certification of ULPI support
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics' UTMI + low pin interface (ULPI) support for the Universal Serial Bus (USB) On-The-Go (OTG) standard has received certification from the USB Implementers Forum.
PDF Solutions reports record quarterly revenue
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
PDF Solutions announced record quarterly revenue of $18.4 million for the second quarter, an increase of 21 percent over the $15.2 million that the company reported for the second quarter of 2004.
Second quarter earnings, revenue up at Synplicity
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Synplicity reported second quarter net revenue of $15.2 million, up 7 percent from the $14.2 million that the company reported for the second quarter of 2004 and up 4 percent from the $14.6 million it reported for the first quarter of this year.
Chinese design firm licenses MIPS cores
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Actions Semiconductor has licensed the MIPS32 4KEc Pro and MIPS32 M4K Pro cores from MIPS Technologies.
Getting the most from multiprocessor SoC design
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Multiprocessor SoC design is promising, but tough. Tensilica's Ashish Dixit walks you through the basics, including partitioning, assigning tasks to processors, connecting processors, and managing communications.
SMIC and Synopsys announce reference design flow 2.0
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Synopsys and SMIC jointly announced that they have developed a new RTL-to-GDSII reference flow based on Synopsys' Galaxy design platform and SMIC's 130-nanometer process.
U.S. still dominates in electronic design, according to iSuppli
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. remains the leader in worldwide electronic system design, but China is rising fast, according to data from iSuppli Corp.
Nucleus Edge DE supporting MIPS architecture
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Accelerated Technology's Eclipse-powered Nucleus Edge software development environment is now available for the MIPS32 and MIPS64 architectures from MIPS Technologies.
RTJ Computing offering support for LSI Logic Java cores
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
RTJ Computing's simpleRTJ Java Virtual Machine (JVM) now supports consumer product developers utilizing LSI Logic's ZSP G1 family of digital signal processors.
Design services firm adds product development consulting
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Logic Engineering has added product development consulting services to its portfolio of semiconductor and system design services
Altera offers faster speed grade for Stratix II FPGAs
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Altera is now offering a faster speed grade for the two largest members of the Stratix II field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family.
Actel claims to usher in era of 'programmable system chip'
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Billing it as the launch of the era of the "programmable system chip," Actel introduced a new technology known as Fusion.
EDA-Forscher fordert 'Software-zentrisches' SoC-Design
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
Das wichtigste Problem bei System-on-Chip- oder SoC-Designs liegt darin, dass Software- und Hardwaredesigner in verschiedenen Welten leben. So sieht es jedenfalls Hiroaki Takada, Informatik-Professor an der Nagoya-Universität in Japan. Ein von Takada entwickeltes 'Software-zentrisches' Entwicklungssystems auf Systemebene soll die Kluft schließen.
Agilent claims industry first with serial pulse data generator
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies released what it said was the industry's first high-speed, serial pulse data generator with stimulus capability up to 7 GHz.
New version of Ansoft TPA includes integration to Encore
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Ansoft released the latest version of its Turbo Package Analyzer, which includes bi-directional integration with Synopsys' Encore package design software.
Virage Logic expects quarterly loss
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Virage Logic expects total revenue in the range of $11.9 million to $12.1 million for its fiscal third quarter, revised downward from the $14.5 million to $15 million that the company had previously forecast for the quarter.
Der Umstieg auf 65 Nanometer wird teuer
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
Der 65-Nanometer-Node bleibt ein konkretes Ziel – aber der Weg dahin ist steinig, und noch nicht alle Hürden sind genommen. Auf dem VLSI-Symposium in Kyoto hatte EE Times Gelegenheit, viele hochrangige Schaltungs- und Prozessentwickler aus erster Hand nach ihrer Einschätzung zu befragen. Immerhin so viel zeichnete sich ab: Die Hindernisse auf dem Weg zum 65-Nanometer-Node können wenigstens schon konkret benannt werden.
Robust process models needed for DFM, according to panel
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
A Semicon West panel Thursday concluded that the industry needs robust process models that can be integrated into the design flow to address DFM challenges.
Artisan releases Studio 6.0
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Artisan Software Tools has released a new version of its Artisan Studio product, formerly called Artisan Real-Time Studio.
Stabilité du chiffre d’affaires de la CAO au 1er trimestre
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Selon l’EDAC, le chiffre d’affaires de la CAO s’est élevé à 989 millions de dollars au premier trimestre 2005, en baisse de 1% par rapport aux 995 millions de dollars enregistrés au premier trimestre 2004.
Aerospace vehicle simulator blasts past costly lab tests
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
The Aerospace Blockset 2 puts high-quality flight simulation graphics on your desktop for modeling, simulating, and visualizing aerospace vehicles and features drag-and-drop representations of aerospace components using standards-based reference models. The aim of the software is to help engineers optimize vehicle subsystem configurations and quickly study tradeoffs early in the design phase without the need for costly designs and lab tests.
Timing Analyzer bringt ASIC-ähnliche Funktionen in FPGA-Entwicklung
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Der FPGA-Hersteller Actel stellt diese Woche eine mit neuen Funktionen ausgestattete und einfach zu bedienende statische Timing Analysis Engine für ihre FPGA-Entwicklungsumgebung 'Libero 6.2' vor. Mit der neuen Version verbessert der Hersteller auch die Unterstützung für Tools von Drittanbietern.
Enhanced IDE helps FPGA designers analyze timing constraints
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Actel Corp.'s latest version of its Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) features SmartTime static timing analysis technology to enable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designers to analyze and manage timing constraints.
New utility accelerates Virtex-4 FPGA speeds by 26%
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
To help designers benchmark and maximize the performance benefits of Virtex-4 and Spartan-3 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), Xilinx Inc. is offering the Xplorer utility that when used with RTL level retiming with the company's ISE software claims it can improve Virtex-4 device performance by 26%.
Bingham: 'I will have a next adventure'
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Ray Bingham has no definitive plans for his retirement, but hopes to continue to contribute to the business world and Silicon Valley community.
Synopsys announces support for Oasis file transfer format
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Synopsys announced that its Galaxy design platform and design-for-manufacturing tool suite now support the entire Oasis file transfer format with all current production releases.
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