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posted in January 2013

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Wafer demand increasing in 2013
1/31/2013   Post a comment
Looking at the supply chain is a good way to see what demand is coming down the pipe. Semico believes that 2013 will see increased demand for wafers…
Agilent and SiSoft team to bring jitter to IBIS
1/31/2013   Post a comment
IBIS-AMI models used to design and optimize high-speed serial links have lacked comprehensive jitter-modeling parameters and were limited to simple, first-order models of transmitter output drivers and receiver input-termination behavior…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – January 30th 2013
1/30/2013   Post a comment
Cadence, EnSilica, Kilopass, Mentor, Oasys, Phoenix, ProPlus, Real Intent, S2C, Semico, SMIC, Synopsys, TSMC and Verific made the lineup today. See here for their news…
DesignVision award winners announced
1/29/2013   Post a comment
Winners were selected based on three criteria: how well the product met the market’s vision and offered unique insight into customer needs; the originality of the solution and if it offered a new approach to meeting market needs; and the quality of the implementation and how well it fits the market requirements…
Cadence announces updates for advanced nodes
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
Cadence has announced a new set of custom/analog capabilities designed specifically for the advanced technology nodes of 20 nanometers and below…
What were they thinking: Crazy method patent
1/25/2013   10 comments
There is a lot that can be learned by looking at the simple and stupid. This is one of those. A great example of a method patent...
PCIe 3.0 equalization Webinar
1/24/2013   Post a comment
This live webinar this morning was packed with information about what you need to do to deal with equalization in the PCIe 3.0 implementation if you hope to achieve 8Gbps…
Free lunches happen – two events
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
There is such a thing as a free lunch and here is your opportunity to get two in one month if you live in Silicon Valley. Find out about design data management and the challenges of DDR memories…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – January 24th 2013
1/23/2013   Post a comment
Cadence, Carbon, DesignCon, Faraday, IAR, IC Insights, iSuppli, Lattice, Mentor, Semico, Synopsys and UMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Cadence and Imec introduce 3D IC Memory on logic DFT
1/22/2013   1 comment
There are several hurdles to overcome before 3D IC become common place and today Cadence and Imec say they have filled one of those holes with a DFT solution targeted at Memory on Logic chips…
Where is the center of the Internet?
1/22/2013   1 comment
The US may have created the Internet initially, but today it truly is a global resource and sometimes the US may be the last to know about an exciting new app that outstrips the growth of sites such as Facebook and Twitter…
Prediction for 2013 – Business
1/18/2013   Post a comment
What do people in the EDA and semiconductor industries expect to happen in the industry in 2013? The big 3 EDA players will be reduced to 2, one way or another…
What were they thinking: A crazy patent makes money
1/18/2013   14 comments
Most of the crazy or obvious patents I look at have no commercial value, but this one actually got bought before it had even issued...
Need to clone Windows 8 – help!
1/17/2013   12 comments
My troubles with Windows 8 continue and I am tired of having to reload the operating system from scratch. Need to be able to clone...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – January 16th 2013
1/16/2013   Post a comment
Altium, Arctic Sand, Forte, GUC, Hemlock, IC Insights, ICManage, Linley, Oasys, OneSpin, Real Intent and UMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
What were they thinking: Attack by memo
1/11/2013   1 comment
This week in what were they thinking, I go back to looking at some crazy patent filings that just provide some fun and make you scratch your head a little…
Predictions for 2013 – EDA/IP
1/10/2013   Post a comment
What do people in the EDA and semiconductor industries expect to happen in 2013? This clearly establishes the directions that they intend to focus on and where they will place their dollars…
Patents in EDA
1/10/2013   Post a comment
How many patents do EDA companies hold and how useful are they? A recent IEEE Spectrum article tells us the winners…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – January 9th 2013
1/9/2013   Post a comment
Atrenta, EDAC, Freescale, Globalfoundries, IPextreme, Mentor, Oasys and SATA-IO made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Windows 8 – what’s all the fuss about?
1/8/2013   19 comments
This is a first hand account with bringing a Windows 8 system up. What went right and what went wrong...
What were they thinking: Games tied to player
1/4/2013   5 comments
Well, the New Year is off to a great start – at least in terms of patents being published that get my craw. In this case, it is a game maker who has decided they want to control who can play their games, who can sell them and if they can ever be resold...
Prediction for 2013 – Technology
1/4/2013   2 comments
What do people in the EDA and semiconductor industries expect to happen in 2013? This clearly establishes the directions that they intend to focus on and where they will place their dollars…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – January 2nd 2013
1/2/2013   Post a comment
Analog Bits, Mentor, Tanner and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…

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