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Europe backs thermally-aware EDA project

4/1/2010 04:00 PM EDT
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re: Europe backs thermally-aware EDA project
joday-ats   4/1/2010 5:25:08 PM
We welcome this development! My firm, Advanced Thermal Solutions, develops thermal solutions and heat sinks for IC's. We have innovative designs but, it's a welcome development seeing IC companies wanting to address this issue from the IC itself. Our experience has generally been that most semiconductor companies push the thermal problem back up to the system vendor to solve. Such an approach of passing the thermal problem to someone else doesn't really address the issue - it just gives responsibility to someone else. This thermally-aware EDA project looks like it will start to consider how semiconductor companies can do just a bit more to help the overall thermal solution.

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