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EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 31st
News & Analysis  
10/31/2012   Post a comment
ARM, Cadence, Cortus, DcD, DisplaySearch, Elliptic, eSilicon, Forte, Imperas, Jasper, LDRA, Mentor, Proton, Space, Synopsys, Uniquify, Xilinx and XYALIS made the lineup today. See here for their news
Tektronix hopes to shake up ASIC prototyping
Product News  
10/30/2012   1 comment
Tektronix says that you no longer have to compromise when considering visibility in an FPGA prototype. Where does the claim stand on the truth meter?
Oski sponsors hardware model checking award
10/30/2012   Post a comment
A few days ago I received a press release from Oski Technology related to its sponsorship of the annual Hardware Model Checking Competition (HWMCC). After the challenge that they performed at DAC last year...
What were they thinking: Scientists responsible for their work
10/26/2012   9 comments
When a bridge fails – who is responsible? The designer, the people who constructed it, shoddy materials that are out of spec...
NEMS eyed for CMOS power gating
10/25/2012   Post a comment
The steady rise in leakage power over the last decade has made low-power design an exceedingly difficult problem mainly because attempts to control leakage power tend to negatively impact performance and switching energy...
Understanding standard essential patents
10/24/2012   Post a comment
Do you know what standard essential-patents are and how they are meant to be used? It seems as if some companies are no longer playing fair…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 24th
10/24/2012   Post a comment
Breker, Cadence, IAR, Mentor, Moortec, Renasas, Sonics, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Tanner, UMC, Uniquify and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Comment: re: RIP Stanford R. Ovshinsky - 10/24/2012
Kathryn Kranen of Jasper talking about the EDA business
10/23/2012   1 comment
Jasper Design Automation CEO Kathryn Kranen opines on what it takes to build and grow a company.
Comment: re: A finer body of men… - 10/19/2012
RIP Stanford R. Ovshinsky
10/19/2012   5 comments
We have lost a truly great inventor who had an impact on many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives and yet his name was never well known…
What were they thinking: long distance irrigation
10/19/2012   7 comments
We have an Arthur Paul Pedrick to thank for an invention that could save the world from famine. He describes an arrangement for conveying unsalted water to a region of the Earth…
Mentor upgrades Questa with formal
Product News  
10/18/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has released a new version of its Questa functional verification suite with added formal capabilities…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 17th
10/17/2012   Post a comment
ATopTech, Kilopass, ARM, Cypress, element14, Arteris, Sonics, Sidense, CEVA, Phil Kaufman, TSMC, Mentor, Cadence, Synopsys, Springsoft, MunEDA, Analog Bits and Berkeley made the lineup today. See here for their news…
ASML and Cymer to tackle EUV together
News & Analysis  
10/17/2012   4 comments
Two of the principle companies involved in the next generation of semiconductor production are coming together in order to reduce and speed development of EUV lithography…
3D ICs can no longer be considered an emerging technology
10/16/2012   1 comment
I will be the first to say that there is still a lot of room for improvements with 3D ICs and the levels of automation that go into their design, but this week it has become clear ...
GPUs are driving SoC innovation says Imagination
Product News  
10/16/2012   Post a comment
Can a single core be the driver for SoC innovation? Imagination thinks so and says that GPUs are changing the way that graphics are processed in many devices…
McNamara comes clean on Adapt IP
10/16/2012   1 comment
The EDA gossip rag recently found out that Michael McNamara had left Cadence and published a bunch of rumors about him and his new company. Read here for the facts…
What were they thinking: If Alan Turing had lived to be 100…
10/12/2012   9 comments
Alan Turing created the mathematical basis on which most of hardware design rests, but he also backed us into a corner we do not seem to be able to escape from…
CEO and Professor Spotlight: Andreas Veneris
10/11/2012   Post a comment
Andreas Veneris is the CEO of Venssa Technologies and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto providing a unique look into verification research…
Memoir algorithmic memory
Product News  
10/11/2012   Post a comment
Memoir Systems has announced the availability of Renaissance™4X based upon their Algorithmic Memory® technology…
Novel Microprocessor-based Physical Unclonable Function Demonstrated
10/10/2012   Post a comment
There is a lot of work going on in our universities, and a lot of it goes unnoticed. Here is one piece of work that I would like to bring your attention to…
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 10th
10/10/2012   Post a comment
Jan Rabaey, Cadence, Synopsys, EVE, Kilopass, TSMC, CEVA, NXP, IPL, Solido and ARM made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli to talk at ICCAD
10/9/2012   Post a comment
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of ICCAD, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli will talk about “ICCAD at 30 Years: Where we have been, where we are going”…
Patents, innovation and misuse
10/9/2012   1 comment
A few weeks ago, I had some words to say about a patent prior art search contest and even more with some Apple filings. Here is some updated information…
What were they thinking: Apple crazy?
10/5/2012   12 comments
The patent system is being abused and today’s blog is directed straight at one of my favorite companies, Apple, who has been filing ridiculous patents…
Startup Profile: ProPlus Design Solutions
10/4/2012   Post a comment
ProPlus Design Solutions is a successful spin out from Cadence that turns a small revenue stream into a vibrant company again…
Why is Synopsys buying EVE?
10/4/2012   Post a comment
Now that the news is out, the question of why has to be asked. Is it to create a new product category or are they just completing a product line?
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 3rd
10/3/2012   Post a comment
JEDEC, Jasper, eMemory, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Mentor, Teledyne LeCroy, Globalfoundries, IBM, Intermolecular, Synopsys, Open-Silicon, ARM, EDAC, Sand 9, Sidense and Kilopass made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Using HexaFlexagons to pass secret messages
10/2/2012   8 comments
When you fold paper you can do amazing things. One use are Flexagons, many of which are hexagonal in shape and have more than 2 sides…
Is collaboration the way of the future?
10/2/2012   Post a comment
Up to this point we have brought in blocks of IP to help with the design of large systems, but what about insourcing the skills needed? DARPA thinks it might be a good idea…
Book excerpt: Mixed-signal methodology guide part 4
10/2/2012   Post a comment
This book, Mixed-signal Methodology Guide provides a broad overview of mixed-signal design, verification and implementation methodologies…

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