August 29, 2005
Power Integrity with Sigrity, Inc.
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There are two main issues in power tools. One addresses power delivery performance, that's where we come in, the other is low power which is another ballgame all together. We don't play in the low power arena. Golden Gate, whom you wrote about last week, is a player there. They mentioned Sequence who is in power analysis.
What is your definition of power performance?
The performance of power delivery system is making sure that you have clean power from the sources to the devices, making sure that you've minimized noise and that there is no noise corrupting the power delivery system.
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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2005 See Quarterly Commentary on EDA Industry
Incentia's TimeCraft Adopted by NEC Electronics as Signoff Static Timing Analyzer for 90-Nanometer Designs Incentia has cooperated with NEC Electronics to develop location-based on-chip-variation features to resolve accuracy problems caused by statistical process variations in 90-nanometer designs. In addition, Incentia added a multi-task capability to TimeCraft to significantly speed up multi-corner and multi-mode analysis. These advanced features are now available to all of Incentia's TimeCraft customers.
Dubai Silicon Oasis and Synopsys Provide Technology Tools to UAE Educational Institutions As a result, Synopsys' advanced design and verification software tools are now available to the four major academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates at no charge.
third-party intellectual property, legacy design code and new or unfamiliar components.
Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Eagleware-Elanix, a Leading Provider of High-Frequency EDA Software Financial details were not disclosed. Eagleware-Elanix employees have joined Agilent's EEsof division, which is a leader in the high-frequency ED) market, especially in high-end tools. Eagleware-Elanix is noted for products that are easy to use and for its technological leadership in tools for high-frequency design synthesis. The companies' product lines are complementary.
Synopsys Applauds Court Ruling in Patent Suit; Magma Says Reaction Premature (Electronic News Magazine) In its ruling, the court The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued its claim construction ruling and adopted Synopsys' positions outright on three of the four claim construction questions at issue. The litigation is set to go to trial in April 2006.
Other EDA News
Synopsys Applauds Court Ruling in Patent Suit; Magma Says Reaction Premature (Electronic News Magazine)
Incentia's TimeCraft Adopted by NEC Electronics as Signoff Static Timing Analyzer for 90-Nanometer Designs
HiSilicon Technologies Collaborates With Cadence and SMIC to Produce Communications Device; Encounter Digital IC Design Platform Delivers First-Pass Silicon and Faster Time to Market for Leading Design Center
Latest Advances in Cadence IC Packaging Technology Further Tighten Design Cycle; New Allegro Technology Improves Productivity and High-Frequency Accuracy With Unified Design Flow to Address Complex Packaging Needs
Agilent Technologies Completes Acquisition of Eagleware-Elanix, a Leading Provider of High-Frequency EDA Software
Intel to Help Communities Worldwide Maximize Their Wireless Capabilities; Cleveland, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia and Taipei Embrace Technology to Improve, Expand Municipal Services
Accelerated Technology Adds Configurable Nucleus RTOS and Middleware Support for Altera's Nios II Processors
Cray Accelerates Development of Next-Generation Supercomputer Using Cadence Virtuoso Layout Migrate and Engineering Services
Mentor Graphics HyperLynx Enables Easy Implementation of Multi-Gigabit, SERDES Interconnect Technology
Other IP & SoC News
Micron Technology, Inc., Shipping 8 Gigabit and 4 Gigabit Qualified NAND Flash Memory Products; Micron Delivers High-Density NAND Flash Memory in Mobile Market
STMicroelectronics Announces SPI Serial Flash Compatible with the Leading Chipset Family for PC BIOS Code Storage
Faraday Delivers Silicon-Proven Structured ASIC Chips With ARM Architecture CPU, USB, Ethernet, and Wireless Connectivity
Modelware and StarGen Demonstrate Advanced Switching Interconnect Interoperability; ASI Ecosystem Flourishes with Semiconductor IP Availability
ON Semiconductor Introduces ATX Power Supply Reference Design Certified to Meet 80 PLUS Performance Requirements
Micron Technology, Inc., Demonstrates Industry's First 4 Gigabyte FBDIMM; Highest-density DDR2 Fully Bufferred DIMMs Allow Maximum Available Memory Capacities for Servers
Infineon Extends Comprehensive Server Memory Portfolio; Introduces Very-Low-Profile DIMMs with up to 2GByte density
Infineon Boosts DDR2 FB-DIMM Deployment: Designs and Manufactures All Key Components for Industry's Next-Generation Server Memory Modules; Delivers AMB-Chip to FB-DIMM Manufacturers
Cypress Qualifies PSoC(TM) Mixed Signal Array in High-Volume Minnesota Fab 4; New Source of Supply to Meet Rapidly Growing PSoC Demand
Wisair Introduces Ultra Wideband PHY Module for Intel Certified Wireless USB Peripheral Development Kit (PDK)
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