How and why an article dissapeared.
The weekly EDA DesignLine newsletter announced that the featured article in the Design Center was about verification of low-power circuits. But, if you follow the link you find nothing but a laconic note that tells you the paper is not available.
I must apologize for the event.
I received a very detailed and lengthy (21 pages) article describing verification methods that were, according to the paper, very helpful when dealing with low-power circuits. It took a while for me to format the paper for publication but, it was ready and so off it went to the virtual printing press.
A few hours later (California gets up at least three hours after I do and does not get to work at least five hours after myself in order to avoid the traffic, I received a phone call that basically told me the two companies involved had never reach an agreement on publishing the article and thus it would have to be deleted. One does not argue with the legal departments, unless one has much time and a significant amount of money to waste. So the paper is gone.
It is too bad, because to the best of my knowledge that contents were not proprietary, the authors had obviously spent significant amount of time (which could have been spent developing another IC) writing it, and the style indicated that a technical writer might also have been employed to help in the process. All in all it is a shame. If, in the immediate future, legal things can change between the parties involved, I will make sure to resurrect the article: I promise.