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    by Published on 07-05-2015 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. ANSYS, Inc.

    The coolest and most expensive car at DAC this year had to be the McLaren P1, priced at $1,150,00 and powered by a 903 hp gas/electric hybrid. Electronics are used in autos to provide safety features, infotainment, motor control and performance.

    Also at DAC this year there was an Automotive Village with more cars and experts from both EDA and IP vendors on hand to explain ...
    by Published on 07-05-2015 02:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. General,
    3. Mobile

    Semiconductor based electronics has continuously improved lives of people through various kinds of technology upgrades in the gadgets for our daily use. Imagine the journey from a mechanical typewriter to a laptop computer connected through a laser printer, transition from black & ...
    by Published on 07-04-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. MunEDA

    There are three critical goals that designers of custom digital designs and memories look to achieve with high sigma verification:

    (1) obtaining accurate results,
    (2) achieving results with good run-time (efficiency), and
    (3) gaining proper insight into how their circuit is behaving along with an understanding of failure modes that most affect high-sigma performance. Problems can then be identified and optimization ...
    by Published on 07-03-2015 07:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. GlobalFoundries,
    4. STMicroelectronics

    The LETI days and the associated FD-SOI workshop took place in Grenoble (France) last week and I could not attend in personÖ but I had the opportunity to speak with LETI CEO Marie Semaria. Before going into details into the 3 key messages from the LETI (FD-SOI, Silicon Impulse and Cool Cube), itís important ...
    by Published on 07-02-2015 11:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. S2C

    FPGA prototyping has come a long way since the late 1980s when chipmakers began using FPGA devices for building system prototypes of ASIC designs. The utility of a working FPGA prototype allows hardware designers to develop and test their systems, and it provides software developers early access to a fully functioning ...
    by Published on 07-02-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. SmartDV

    As we are aware about SmartDV Technologies, a fast emerging company in IP space with offices in Bangalore and San Diego, its booth in 52nd DACwas located at a prominent position in front of DAC Pavilion on the exhibits floor. So, most of the crowd coming to attend sessions in DAC Pavilion had a glimpse of SmartDV. I met Deepak Kumar Tala, Founder & CEO and Harish Poojary, VP of worldwide sales and business development at SmartDV.

    On Sunday ...
    by Published on 07-01-2015 02:40 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Manufacturers,
    3. GlobalFoundries

    Today the deal for GlobalFoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor division closed, having had regulatory clearance from Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States a couple of days ago. GlobalFoundries is, of course, owned by Mubadala which is owned by the government of the Abu Dhabi, and I ...
    by Published on 07-01-2015 10:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Dassault Systemes

    On Sunday night at DAC we heard from Gary Smith that traditional EDA companies need to grow into new market segments in order to stay relevant, and that a systems-level approach to multi-disciplinary engineering was called for. I almost jumped out of my seat and said, "Hey, what about Dassault? They are already doing that now." Hopefully Gary is reading this blog, and will update his slides for DAC 2016 in Austin and at least mention the several systems-oriented companies that intersect with EDA.

    To ...
    by Published on 07-01-2015 05:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor IP,
    3. Synopsys

    On Monday Synopsys announced that it was acquiring Elliptic Technologies. They have one of the largest portfolios of security IP consisting of both semiconductor IP blocks and software. Increasingly, security requires a multi-layer approach involving both secure blocks ...
    by Published on 07-01-2015 03:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Semiconductor Design,
    3. Semiconductor IP,
    4. ARM,
    5. eSilicon

    The things I enjoy the most at conferences are presentations by customers, the companies that solve the problems we face every day with modern semiconductor design. We all have access to the same tools and IP and use the same foundries so itís the actual design ...

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