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SOITEC backs design tool startup to help 'trigger' volume SOI chips
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
BERNIN, France -- Silicon-On-Insulator Technologies (SOITEC) here today announced plans to invest in an SOI circuit design startup in Grenoble, France, to help accelerate the use of silicon-on-insulator wafers in IC products.
Innoveda puts integration first
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8/24/2001   Post a comment
Massachusetts-based EDA company Innoveda has announced a change in strategy in a bid to return to profit.
Chip IP revenues fall, but overall EDA remains healthy in Q1, says group
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8/23/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Industry revenues for electronic design automation tools reached $987 million in the first three months of 2001, a 14% increase over Q1 in 2000 but a 6% decline from $1.05 billion in Q4 last year, according to new market data released today by a trade group.
Synopsys sees steady revenue growth as design software moves to subscription model
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8/22/2001   Post a comment
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Synopsys Inc. today said it continued to record sequential revenue growth on a quarterly basis after changing its design automation agreements to a software subscription model last year. For the fiscal third quarter, ended Aug. 4, the company posted an 11% increase in revenue to $176.1 million compared to $157.1 million in the prior period.
Avant! Resolves Criminal Case
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Ansoft, Rohde & Schwarz in product link agreement
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8/21/2001   Post a comment
Ansoft has announced an agreement with Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) to provide links between R&S' WinIQSIM communication waveform generation software and Ansoft's communication design products, Serenade and Symphony
Avant beset by lawsuits as it declares huge loss
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8/15/2001   Post a comment
Design tools company is trying to stave off payments of $40m to keep enough cash in the bank to fund operations as competitors line up with suits to follow the Cadence code-theft case. At the same time, president and COO Dr Paul Lo is not confident enough of the market to give projections on future business.
TSMC, Celestry speed analysis of hot-carrier effects in 0.18-micron designs
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today said a collaborative effort with Celestry Design Technologies Inc. has significantly reduced the time it takes to identify and analyze hot-carrier effects in IC designs for 0.18-micron and below process technologies.
Avanti revenues grow, but criminal case causes $217 million net loss
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
FREMONT, Calif. -- Despite its legal problems, design automation supplier Avanti Corp. here announced its 30th consecutive quarter of record revenue. In the second quarter, Avanti's revenue grew 4.3% sequentially to $98 million from $94 million in the first three months of 2001.
Sequence Design sues Avanti for patent infringement
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8/14/2001   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Add a new patent suit to Avanti Corp.'s legal woes. Privately-held Sequence Design Inc. here today announced it was suing Avanti for allegedly infringing upon a U.S. patent covering IC layout software based on parasitic extraction techniques to measure impedance in chip designs.
SVR sues Avanti for competing with stolen code from Cadence
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- The legal battles for Avanti Corp. aren't over. A few weeks after the company was ordered to pay $195 million to Cadence Design Systems Inc. for theft of software, another design automation supplier--Silicon Valley Research Inc.--has filed a suit against Avanti for unfair competition, false advertising, conspiracy, and other charges of wrongdoing.
Mentor pushes towards automated assembly for platform chips
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8/13/2001   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has built a tool that uses electronic descriptions of intellectual property cores and on-chip buses to automatically assemble simulations and firmware tests for system-on-chip designs.
Mentor launches effort to redefine FPGA synthesis in next 18 months
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8/6/2001   Post a comment
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--Mentor Graphics Corp. here today announced it was stepping up its overall focus in design synthesis software for field programmable gate arrays (PFGAs) and pooling resources into a new FPGA Synthesis business unit to execute a new technology roadmap over the next 18 months.
Signal Integrity Analysis Reaps Huge Dividends for Network Board Designers
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8/3/2001   Post a comment
Signal integrity analysis must be an integral part of the design flow to ensure design quality.
Avanti's Lo: 'I am accountable'
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8/2/2001   Post a comment
In his first public remarks since Avanti Corp. was rocked by last month's sentencing and restitution hearings, Paul Lo, Avanti's new president, painted an upbeat picture of a company under new management that is putting its past behind it.
Avanti seeks delay on full restitution payment
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8/1/2001   Post a comment
Avanti Corp. said Tuesday (July 31) that it cannot afford to pay the full $195 million court-ordered restitution to Cadence Design Systems Inc. immediately, and is seeking to delay roughly $50 million of that payment until January 2002.


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