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EASIC offers ASIC-in-a-Box design kits
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC this week announced two ASIC-in-a-Box design kits that the company said would improve access to ASIC design and reverse the trend of declining ASIC starts.
EDA revenue posted sixth consecutive decline in Q2
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
EDA revenue declined on a year-to-year basis for the sixth consecutive quarter in the second quarter, the longest string of successive declines since at least 1997, according to the EDA Consortium.
Analysis: European technology report hints at protectionism
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
A long-awaited strategy document from the European Commission on technology shows hints of a climate of increased protectionism within Europe, where the beleaguered technology-based industry has suffered more than its equivalents in many other regions.
EC report discusses increased support for electronics
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission has identified nanotechnology, electronics and photonics as key enabling technologies (KETs) that are of strategic interest to the European Union. Advanced materials and biotechnology are also listed in a report that goes on to discuss ways in which greater support should be offered to these disciplines.
Mindtree acquires Kyocera's Indian design arm
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Software services provider MindTree will acquire the design arm of Japan's Kyocera Wireless Corp.
The advantages of using massive software parallelism in EDA
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
A new class of EDA applications based on a streaming architecture is now available that can linearly scale across a large number of CPU cores.
EDA can be a fun thing
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
There is an EDA application that runs on Apple Inc.'s iPhone. iWafer, was created by Michael Sanie, a 20-year EDA and semiconductor industry veteran.
Virage rolls new interface IP products
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Intellectual property vendor Virage Logic announced new interface IP products to join its SiPro product line, the group of products that have sprung from the company's January licensing agreement with AMD.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules?
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Tower and Jazz Semiconductor enhances SiGe platform to offer power savings
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, Jazz Semiconductor, has announced the availability of its proprietary Deep-Silicon-Via (DSV) technology available in its 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS (SBC18).
Suss seeks strategic position in Taiwan's 3D chip game
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Back-end semiconductor tool vendor Suss Microtec (Garching, Germany) joins the Taiwan-based 3D chip integration equipment consortium Adstac. The company expects that the move secures a "strategic edge" in a booming future market.
Yamaichi : SIM and Smart card reader mounts on circuit board
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
With the FMS008-4000-xx connector Yamaichi offers a variable reading system for SIM and Smart cards.
Implementing cost-effective gigabit serial links over cable
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
New technologies are readily found in integrated circuit devices such as gigabit serdes (Serializer/De-Serializers) that make implementing cable and backplane-based serial links much easier for the system designer. These advances in semiconductor technology are enabling systems designers to cost-effectively implement gigabit serial links.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Arasan adds IEEE 1588 PTP support to Ethernet IP Core
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has integrated support for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) into its Ethernet IP core. Mission critical environments such as factory automation systems, networking environments, manufacturing, test and measurement systems rely on IEEE 1588 to maintain precise timing synchronization in order to execute activities in real-time.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
Updated: Is Intel making a foray into France?
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
In 2009, Intel Corp. has made several moves to position itself in the French market, including an investment in a laboratory specialized in High-Performance Computing near Paris and the opening of a new design center in wireless technologies in Sophia Antipolis. Recently, speculations have emerged that Intel plans to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse. Is this pure coincidence or full of sense?
Book excerpt: 'Project management of complex and embedded systems'
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
The management of automotive design projects provides a window into how to handle other complex development and manufacturing efforts.
Forte acquires IP, datapath synthesis vendor
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
High-level synthesis EDA vendor Forte Design Systems has acquired Arithmatica, a U.K.-based supplier of IP and datapath synthesis. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 6 of 7)
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
Synopsys expands parasitic extraction capabilities for AMS designs
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor, Synopsys Inc. has expanded its parasitic extraction tools with analog mixed-signal (AMS) and custom digital IC designers in mind.
Eye-Fi uses Secure Digital (SD) card slot for Wi-Fi in cameras
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
In a recent product teardown, Portelligent analyzed Eye-Fi's "Share," a Wi-Fi-enabled SD card that makes it easy and affordable to add Wi-Fi connectivity to any digital camera with an SD card slot. Eye-Fi's product line-up includes five Wi-Fi SD card/service combinations between $50 and .
Robots in education
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Dissecting the bot
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Even in this tough economy, robots are being introduced for a variety of new application areas.
Slideshow: Denials, memories and the 'Turbo Man' at IDF
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
This year's Intel Developer Forum will not be remembered for huge surprises or landmark announcements. But it had some visual moments.
EDA application runs on iPhone
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9/25/2009   3 comments
Forget a $20,000 workstation or even a PC--now there is an EDA application that runs on Apple's iPhone.
Global semi sales seen falling in August
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Seasonally adjusted global sales of semiconductors in August are expected to show a fall from that achieved in the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
IC recovery, Canon's struggle and executive migration lead weekly story ranking
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Six European startups in the spotlight
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
The twelfth edition of SAME Forum this week in Sophia Antipolis, France, was no exception to the rule. A startups panel brought to light innovative technologies and applications for the microelectronics industry.
Premier Farnell to offer EDA to get closer to engineers
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Component distributor Premier Farnell plc (Leeds, England) wants to become a vendor of PCB layout software, including a free-of-charge lightweight edition. This should allow the company to get closer to engineers and to be able to sell chips direct to them from the design tool as it is in use.
SENSORS - New Freespace Reference Kit and open source library enable wider range of motion control apps
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Hillcrest Labs' open source library and Freespace Reference Kit ease development of wider range of motion control apps.
How to make your next design succeed by really mattering
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2009   1 comment
Would anyone shed a tear if your company went away tomorrow? If not, then you've made the mistake of not fully leveraging the power of good design to get you and your product to the point where you actually matter to anyone, according to Robert Brunner, an industrial designer of such product lines as the Apple II, Macintosh, Newton and PowerBook. But there's an answer.
Analysis: Intel and SoC -- try, try again
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. faces plenty of challenges ahead in its efforts to be a major SoC supplier, but chief executive Paul Otellini is pumping plenty of money and talent into the initiative.
Wipro France CEO discusses Sophia Antipolis site viability
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Wipro Technologies, Indian semiconductor intellectual property (IP) vendor, announced recently that it is exploring options for the closure of its development center in Sophia Antipolis, France, including relocation of some employees to other Wipro centers. EE Times has interviewed Christophe Martinoli, CEO of Wipro Technologies France, to discuss the ins and outs of the situation.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - GSMA Announces Release 2 service specification for Rich Communication Suite
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Release 2 of the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) service specifications has been announced by GSMA, along with RCS DevChallenge, a competition for developers to encourage new and innovative ideas for future RCS-based services.
Actel releases firmware catalog
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Actel has released a new firmware catalog, a move billed by the company as a continuation of its commitment to enhancing the embedded processor development tool suite.
Xilinx boosts sales target
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx raised its sales target for the September quarter, saying it now expects sales of approximately $413.8 million, up 10 percent from the previous quarter.
Altera announces volume shipments of first 40-nm FPGA
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Altera announced volume production of the company's 40-nm Stratix EP4SGX230 FPGAs.
Nokia technologist moves to Myriad Group
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Myriad Group AG (Duebendorf, Switzerland), the mobile software developer created through the merger of Esmertec and Purple Labs, has appointed Benoit Schillings as Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective October 1st.
True engineers solve problems using the tools at hand: building a bandgap reference
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Understand the basics of a bandgap reference design
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 5 of 7)
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
Day 0 at the Embedded Systems Conference
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
The first day at ESC is an intense educational day, starting with the first hands-on look at the latest version of Windows Embedded Standard.
Long, bumpy transition seen for USB 3.0
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9/21/2009   1 comment
The Intel Developer Forum is expected to generate buzz around SuperSpeed USB this week, but the transition to the 5 GHz interface may be slower and bumpier than many would hope due to cost, power and support issues.
AMD aims to be first with CPU/GPU OpenCL programming
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Processor chip company Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has submitted details to the Khronos Working Group that it states show that its ATI graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture is compatible with OpenCL.
Synopsys offers StarRC Custom extraction tool
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. has extended its Galaxy implementation platform with the StarRC Custom parasitic extraction solution for analog mixed-signal and custom digital IC design.
Optimization key to the future, says EDA pioneer
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
The greatest opportunity for EDA lies in providing optimization for system-on-chip designers as opposed to more functionality, according to long-standing veteran of EDA.
Fate and Opportunity in EDA
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
Evatronix SA of Bielsko-Biala, Poland has appointed Carsten Elgert as its Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Elgert was with Mentor Graphics European division.
IC analyst sees tighter supply, ASP growth
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
A historically low level of capital spending by chipmakers is paving the way tight supply conditions that will result in increased average selling prices but may have unforeseen ramifications, according to an industry analyst.
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