September 22, 2003
What Goes Around Comes Around
Please note that contributed articles, blog entries, and comments posted on are the views and opinion of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the management and staff of Internet Business Systems and its subsidiary web-sites.
Peggy Aycinena - Contributing Editor

by Peggy Aycinena - Contributing Editor
Posted anew every four weeks or so, the EDA WEEKLY delivers to its readers information concerning the latest happenings in the EDA industry, covering vendors, products, finances and new developments. Frequently, feature articles on selected public or private EDA companies are presented. Brought to you by If we miss a story or subject that you feel deserves to be included, or you just want to suggest a future topic, please contact us! Questions? Feedback? Click here. Thank you!

In the category of...

Legal wrangling

It's always better not to discuss the legal carryings on in this industry, but the following recent news release seemed pretty interesting nonetheless:

Nassda Corp. commented on the rulings and orders recently issued in California state court by the discovery referee with respect to its litigation with Synopsys, Inc. Per Nassda's Press Release: “As Nassda reported in January 2003, the discovery referee then issued an order that created certain 'rebuttable presumptions' in favor of Synopsys. In September 2003, the discovery referee also ruled that attorney client privilege does not apply to some of the communications between Nassda and its former counsel regarding the computer media addressed in the first ruling.”

Sang Wang, CEO of Nassda, is quoted in the Press Release: “Nassda believes that it has not withheld any evidence and does not expect these communications to show any wrongdoing or withholding of evidence by Nassda or its former counsel. Synopsys has been ordered by the court to answer questions that address the lack of facts supporting Synopsys' claims. Other motions to compel Synopsys to answer such questions are before the referee. There have been many preliminary rulings in this case, and we expect many more as the current discovery process goes forward. Some of the rulings are favorable to us and others are not. None of these rulings, however, resolves any of the claims made by
Synopsys in
the case and the trial judge or jury will reach their own conclusions based upon the evidence presented at trial. Nassda intends to present evidence at trial to show that it did not take or use Synopsys trade secrets. Nassda's HSIM product is, in fact, superior to Synopsys' products and was developed independently by Nassda's engineers. Over 200 companies and organizations worldwide have adopted Nassda's new-generation nanometer solutions. The difference our customers see in the performance and capabilities of our products is due to our own innovative development. We will continue to focus on innovation and customer support and will not be distracted by anti-competitive legal

« Previous Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5             

You can find the full EDACafe event calendar here.

To read more news, click here.

-- Peggy Aycinena, Contributing Editor.

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Job Openings: Can EDA Predict the Future
More Editorial  
Timing Design Engineer(Job Number: 17001757) for Global Foundaries at Santa Clara, CA
Senior FPGA Designer for Fidus Electronic Product Development at Fremont, CA
ASIC Design Engineer for Ambarella at Santa Clara, CA
Technical Support Engineer Germany/UK for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Verification Engineer for Ambarella at Santa Clara, CA
Technical Support Engineer for EDA Careers at Freemont, CA
Upcoming Events
CDNLive Silicon Valley 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Apr 11 - 12, 2017
10th Anniversary of Cyber-Physical Systems Week at Pittsburgh, PA, USA PA - Apr 18 - 21, 2017
DVCon 2017 China, April 19, 2017, Parkyard Hotel Shanghai, China at Parkyard Hotel Shanghai Shanghai China - Apr 19, 2017
Zuken Innovation World 2017 at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island NC - Apr 24 - 26, 2017
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper

Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy