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posted in November 2000
Agilent adds synthesizable ARM cores for communications, imaging ASICs
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11/28/2000   Post a comment
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it has licensed two synthesizable RISC cores from ARM Ltd. for integration into communications and imaging ASIC products. The ARM7TDMI-S and ARM946E-S are being delivered in software form--as "soft" vs. "hard" cores--which offers additional flexibility for ASIC designers, according to Agilent.
Test for Temento in cash search
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11/17/2000   Post a comment
TSMC launches analog synthesis initiative for 0.18-micron process
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11/15/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--Continuing an aggressive push into analog and mixed-signal ICs, silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today disclosed it has begun transferring process technology information to suppliers of design synthesis tools under a new initiative to expand its business communications applications. TSMC said the analog synthesis campaign shares mixed-signal process data with U.S.-based Antrim Design Systems Inc., Barcelona Design Inc., and Neolinear Inc.
EDA suppliers search for ways to gain respect
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11/9/2000   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The electronic design automation industry could get a little more "respect" from investors, EDA customers, and potential employees, according to a blue-ribbon panel at that met this week at the International Conference on Computer Aided Design 2000 (ICCAD-2000). But the panel largely spoke of the need for change in several industry areas, ranging from better licensing schemes to a broader and potentially more exciting vision of EDA.
Design libraries target graphics, PLDs for TSMC's 0.15-micron processes
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11/7/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE --In a move to help speed development of new graphics chips and programmable logic devices, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. today announced final-version design libraries for 0.15-micron process technologies.
Web startup e*ECAD offers pay-per-use access to design tools
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11/6/2000   Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Proclaiming a revolution in the way EDA tools are bought and used, startup e*ECAD Inc. this week will go live with a Web site that offers pay-per-use and pay-per-hour access to a range of chip design software. The site aims to eliminate EDA licensing as it's practiced today, letting designers download tools and pay typical usage fees of under $10 per hour.
BTA, Ultima plan merger to combine tools for system-on-chip designs
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11/6/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE--In a move to combine and expand their design software for next-generation ICs, BTA Technology Inc. here today announced it will merge with Ultima Interconnect Technology Inc., a supplier of interconnect analysis and synthesis tools based in nearby Sunnyvale. The new company will be called BTA-Ultima Inc.
Xilinx buys software tool firm to accelerate FPGA-based designs
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11/2/2000   Post a comment
SAN JOSE -- Xilinx Inc. here today announced it has purchased Visual Software Solutions Inc. of Plantation, Fla., to reduce the time it takes to implement designs using multimillion-gate field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).


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