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What were they thinking: changes to design patents
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12/28/2012   13 comments
The US Congress loves to tinker rather than tackle big issues. This year they tinkered with design patent law...
Samsung and partners create 14nm FinFET test chips
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
Samsung, Cadence, ARM, Synopsys and Mentor all work together to create 14nm FinFET test vehicles that will help to hone the process for production…
What were they thinking: Triskaidekaphobians prepare
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12/21/2012   12 comments
Many people suffer from triskaidekaphobia and so this coming year is going to be very difficult for them, but there is good news…
A look back on 2012: Semiconductor
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in semiconductors and chips during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
A look back on 2012 - Verification
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in verification tools and flows during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – December 19th
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
Agilent, CEVA, Gartner, M31, MIPS and Mentor made the lineup today. See here for their news…
A look back on 2012: Design tools and flows
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
What advances were made in design tools and flows during 2012? This collection from my survey will fill you in...
iPad stuffer - this is not an app - app
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
Looking for a stocking stuffer. Well, if you looking for a rather unusual gift, this may be it – if you know somewhat creative and a little bit silly…
What were they thinking: Christmas patents
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12/14/2012   12 comments
So, it is that time of year when many people have Christmas on their mind and to go with it there are many crazy people who think they have the new, best thing that everyone will want – not!
Book review: Variation-Aware Design of Custom Integrated Circuits
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
This book looks at the subject of variations in a chip’s operating conditions and random variations across the chip. Finding out if the chip will provide sufficient yield is paramount to business success…
A look back on 2012: Accellera
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
Standards drive our industry and this past year was a big one for standards and Accellera in particular. Hear what they have to say about 2012…
A look back on 2012: Business successes
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
Was 2012 a good year for EDA companies? Many of the respondents of my survey had a lot to tell me about how good business was for them…
ProDesign is back
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
There are times when the EDA industry seems like the game of Whack-a-Mole. A company gets bought, the founders leave and start another company...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – December 12th
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12/12/2012   Post a comment
Agilent, Altera, ARM, Imec, Mentor, MIPS, Newark element14, Oasys, Real Intent, Research and Markets and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
What were they thinking: Favoring Wall Street
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12/7/2012   1 comment
SEC regulation FD (fair disclosure) was put in place to protect the small investor and ensure they had the same information as the big guys. But Facebook seems to have turned that around…
A look back on 2012: Industry observations
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12/5/2012   4 comments
What do the executives of EDA, IP and semiconductor companies think the biggest trends in the industry are? This blog has them all in one place…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – December 5th
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12/5/2012   Post a comment
ARM, Calypto, D&R, Global Unichip, Kilopass, SIA, Synopsys and Tensilica made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Synthesis no longer the killer app
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12/5/2012   Post a comment
Synthesis was the killer app in the transition to the RTL design paradigm. When a new abstraction emerged, everyone expected that it would again be synthesis that would be the killer app, but as so often happens – they were wrong…
Jasper Design's Kranen talks biz models, investment
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12/4/2012   1 comment
In the second part of our interview with Jasper Design Automation CEO Kathryn Kranen, we talk about business models, global investments and more.


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