Tag Archives: EDA

Verifying the Cloud

So called “cloud computing” is the presumptive wave of the future, and not just to deliver software-as-a-service (SAAS), which will certainly challenge Microsoft’s business model. The ‘cloud’ is of course all those mainframes that Amazon, Google, Rackspace and others use … Continue reading

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For Energy Efficiency, Forget Accuracy

U.C. Berkeley professor Jan Rabaey kicked off the 2010 International Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) today in Austin with a challenge to programmers, hardware designers and their EDA tool providers: The deterministic Turing model has hit the power … Continue reading

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Mentor Passes Cadence in EDA Market

Gary Smith EDA have just released their 2009 Market Share study of the EDA market, compiled by analysts Nancy Wu & Mary Olsson. Synopsys continues to hold first place but for the first time Mentor Graphics managed to edge out Cadence … Continue reading

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Synopsys Acquires Virage Logic

By John Donovan—June 10, 2010 Synopsys announced this morning that it had signed a definitive agreement to buy Virage Logic for $315M in what looks to be a mutually beneficial transaction. Synopsys needed to expand its semiconductor IP (SIP)  IP … Continue reading

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Gary Smith (Informally) Launches DAC

DAC traditionally begins on Sunday evening at the EDAC reception, where you can drink Merlot or Heineken and hear Gary Smith weigh in on the state of the industry. You then get a refill and start looking around for long-lost … Continue reading

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