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Zuken rolls out synthesizer for stacked-die packages
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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
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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).
Arm buys debugging software specialist for embedded processors
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9/20/2000   Post a comment
CAMBRIDGE, England -- Arm Ltd. here today announced the acquisition of Allant Software Corp. in Walnut Creek, Calif., which supplies development tools and technology for embedded microprocessors.
Designing SOC Platforms for Maximum Flexibility
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9/13/2000   Post a comment
By using platform-based design techniques, companies can rapidly develop many derivatives of a core SOC platform.
Toshiba says embedded DRAM gets pure-logic performance
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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.
Tool develops reusable IP
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9/11/2000   Post a comment
Design tool separates test files from design
Artisan to add 0.13-micron design library for TSMC processes
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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.
Numerical Technologies will buy Cadabra to expand phase-shifting technology
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9/5/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Numerical Technologies Inc. here today announced plans to acquire Cadabra Design Automation Inc. for nearly $130 million in stock to accelerate deployment of phase-shifting photomask technology for production of advanced ICs.


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