Zuken rolls out synthesizer for stacked-die packages News & Analysis 9/26/2000 Post a comment WESTFORD, Mass. -- Zuken Ltd.'s U.S. subsidiary here today announced development of a three-dimensional package synthesizer for placement and wiring of multiple chips in 3-D, stacked-die packages. Zuken said it expects to deliver the new 3-D synthesizer to development partner Amkor Technology Inc. by the end of the year. Amkor will have exclusive use of the tool for six months, under its agreement with U.K.-based Zuken.
Xilinx buys formal verification technology from French EDA company News & Analysis 9/21/2000 Post a comment SAN JOSE--Xilinx Inc. today announced the purchase of formal design verification technology from Veriphia, a French electronic design automation company based in Sophia-Antopolis. Along with the purchase of Veriphia's formal verification tool suit, Xilinx said it has hired key engineers responsible for the development of the technology. The verification is expected to complement support for Xilinx's 10-million gate field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Toshiba says embedded DRAM gets pure-logic performance News & Analysis 9/11/2000 Post a comment TOKYO -- Toshiba Corp. has introduced an 0.18-micron embedded DRAM ASIC process that boasts logic-transistor performance equal to a pure-logic process. At the same time, Toshiba said it has managed to reduce by 20% the process steps normally required to merge logic and DRAM processes.
Artisan to add 0.13-micron design library for TSMC processes News & Analysis 9/8/2000 Post a comment SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Artisan Components Inc. today announced an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to develop a IC-design library for TSMC's 0.13-micron process technology. The development and licensing pact will provide Artisan customers with a unified library supporting multiple process generations--from 0.25- down to the new 0.13-micron technology node at TSMC, said the Sunnyvale company.
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.