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EDA/IP weekly roundup – February 27th 2013
2/27/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Agilent, ASSET, Blue Pearl, KLA-Tencor, Mentor, Multicore, Oasys, OneSpin, Symtavision and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
SystemVerilog - It’s official and it’s free
2/25/2013   Post a comment
Accellera has announced that the revised version of the IEEE 1800™ "Standard SystemVerilog is now available through the IEEE Get Program…
Anyone for a free breakfast next week?
2/22/2013   Post a comment
Next week will be an exciting week as I head down to San Jose for the functional verification event of the year – DVCon. Catch me moderating a breakfast panel on Tuesday 7:00am…
Emulation Whack-a-Mole
2/22/2013   2 comments
The FPGA prototyping and emulation market seems to be like Whack-a-Mole. As soon as one company is purchased, another one appears - this time Reflex CES...
What were they thinking: the iWatch is coming
Engineering Investigations  
2/22/2013   1 comment
OK, so perhaps that is a little premature, but Apple thinks the idea has enough merit that they have filed a patent about it. At the moment it has not be granted, but it does provide some interesting insights…
LSI transforming itself again
2/20/2013   1 comment
The best companies are always ahead of the curve and survive the changes. LSI is making another change by switching its processor supplier…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – February 20th 2013
2/20/2013   Post a comment
Agilent, ARM, Breker, CEA-Leti, Ceva, EMA, GlobalFoundries, Mentor, NanGate, NXP, Sagantec, Sensory and ST made the lineup today. See here for their news…
What were they thinking: heated glasses
Engineering Investigations  
2/15/2013   19 comments
I love it when something thinks they are being really clever and yet it is also clear that they don’t have a clue. How many ways would this invention not work…
EDA/IP weekly roundup – February 13th 2013
2/13/2013   Post a comment
Asset, Cadence, Calypto, Cosmic Circuits, Forte, Fujitsu, Imperas, Incentia, OneSpin, Panasonic, Real Intent, Synopsys, Tanner and UMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
A unique EDA company: Verific
2/12/2013   4 comments
While there may be several business models within the EDA industry, there is perhaps no EDA company as unique as Verific, and the possibilities of developing into a very interesting business model…
What were they thinking: Desktops and laptops in decline – duh!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/8/2013   20 comments
Why are so many people surprised, or think they are being smart by predicting the decline of the desktop. Its all very simple...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – February 6th 2013
2/6/2013   Post a comment
Adapteva, Altium, ARM, Cadence, DCD, GlobalFoundries, IC Insights, Semico and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Fourth CEO at Calypto
2/5/2013   Post a comment
Calypto has another new CEO. No reason given for the change and no big announcements with the new man in charge…
Algotochip gets an endorsement for their algorithm-to-GDS II approach
2/5/2013   Post a comment
Algorithm-to-chips is what Algotochip does. They turn algorithms into chips by converting behavioral algorithm C-code into architecture C-code into RTL into GDS-II. Now they have an endorser…
What were they thinking: Copyright in the digital age
2/1/2013   12 comments
It is easy to poke fun at the patent system, but what about copyright? It is rather dated and the University of Glasgow starts thinking about how to change it…

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