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SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM and Low-Power Silicon Realization Technology for 65-Nanometer Reference Flow

SAN JOSE, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981), the largest semiconductor foundry in China, has adopted Cadence® Silicon Realization products for the design-for-manufacturing (DFM) and low-power technology at the core of SMIC’s 65-nanometer Reference Flow 4.1. Using Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation System as the foundation, the companies collaborated … Read More → "SMIC Adopts Cadence DFM and Low-Power Silicon Realization Technology for 65-Nanometer Reference Flow"

Forte Design Systems’ SystemC High-Level Synthesis Selected for Fujitsu Semiconductor’s ASIC Reference Flow

SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– December 8, 2010 –– Forte Design Systems announced today that Cynthesizer™ high-level synthesis software has been selected for use in Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited’s application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) Reference Flow for the new 40-nanometer (nm) process technologies, along with 90- and 65nm.

“Forte continues to prove its value as a provider of high-level synthesis,” remarks Takashi Hasegawa, general manager, SoC Solutions Division, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited.  “Cynthesizer met or exceeded our stringent requirements, giving internal and external design teams a SystemC-based, high-level synthesis tool for … Read More → "Forte Design Systems’ SystemC High-Level Synthesis Selected for Fujitsu Semiconductor’s ASIC Reference Flow"

Synopsys Expands DesignWare MIPI IP Portfolio With DSI Host Controller

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the immediate availability of DesignWare® IP for the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Display Serial Interface (DSI) Host Controller . With this latest addition, Synopsys broadens itsDesignWare MIPI IP portfolio consisting of the Read More → "Synopsys Expands DesignWare MIPI IP Portfolio With DSI Host Controller"

Carbon Adds Additional ARM Processor Content to Carbon IP Exchange

ACTON, MASS. –– December 7, 2010 –– Carbon Design Systems™, a leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of system-level models, today announced December 20 availability of implementation-accurate models of the ARM Cortex™-A5 and the ARM Cortex™-M4 processors. 

Models are available through Carbon IP Exchange for designers using SoC Designer Plus.  Carbon IP Exchange is a recently introduced web-based portal with round-the-clock availability where models are generated directly from ARM’s register transfer level (RTL) code using Carbon Model Studio.  Models are constructed … Read More → "Carbon Adds Additional ARM Processor Content to Carbon IP Exchange"

NetLogic Microsystems Selects Magma’s Talus IC Implementation System for Next-Generation 28-nm Knowledge-based Processor and Physical Layer Products

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 – Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced that NetLogic Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: NETL), a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for Internet networks, has selected Talus® for implementation of its next-generation knowledge-based processor and physical layer products. This expands upon the relationship between NetLogic Microsystems and Magma Design Automation, as NetLogic Microsystems has successfully taped out designs in process nodes ranging from 130 to 40 nanometers (nm) using Talus Vortex, Talus Plan Pro and Talus Power Pro. Talus& … Read More → "NetLogic Microsystems Selects Magma’s Talus IC Implementation System for Next-Generation 28-nm Knowledge-based Processor and Physical Layer Products"

eASIC Introduces 45nm ASIC Value ShuttleTM Program

Santa Clara, CA – December 7, 2010 – eASIC Corporation, a provider of NEW ASIC devices, today introduced a Value ShuttleTM program that lowers the entry cost for 45nm ASIC designs. The 45nm Value ShuttleTM enables designers to receive forty-five (45) eASIC Nextreme-2 NEW ASIC prototypes for only forty-five thousand dollars ($45K), a small fraction of the cost of competing ASIC solutions. Through reducing the cost, and hence development risk of ASIC design prototypes, the 45nm eASIC Value ShuttleTM enables designers to bring forward the transition point … Read More → "eASIC Introduces 45nm ASIC Value ShuttleTM Program"

Imperas and OVP Support ARM Cortex-M Cores and Provide Free, Open Source Models

THAME, United Kingdom, December 6, 2010 – Imperas™ today released its first models of the Cortex family of processor cores from ARM. Models of the M-series of cores are now available from Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™), including example virtual platforms incorporating the cores and support for the cores in Imperas’ advanced software development tools. Additionally, these and other models will be used by Imperas in its collaboration with Cadence Design Systems to deliver on the EDA360 vision for System Realization. 

The processor core models and example platforms are available from the Open Virtual Platforms … Read More → "Imperas and OVP Support ARM Cortex-M Cores and Provide Free, Open Source Models"

Synopsys Receives IEEE Standards Association Corporate Award for 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced it has received the Corporate Award from the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for its contribution to semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards and its role in fostering innovation and collaboration in the standards community.  The award is presented annually to an IEEE-SA member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization.

“Standards are the backbone of interoperable solutions required for successful design and manufacturing of today’s … Read More → "Synopsys Receives IEEE Standards Association Corporate Award for 2010"

Agilent Technologies to Showcase Custom OFDM Waveform Design at 2010 Wireless Innovation Forum

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 — Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will demonstrate the latest design and test innovations for software-defined radio (SDR) at the 2010 Wireless Innovation Forum, Dec.1-2, in Washington, D.C. The demonstration will highlight Agilent’s new design and verification tools for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) technology, a family of high-performance communications formats.

“SDR developers require design and measurement tools that help them respond quickly in a dynamic marketplace,” said Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager within Agilent … Read More → "Agilent Technologies to Showcase Custom OFDM Waveform Design at 2010 Wireless Innovation Forum"

Mentor Graphics Solidifies Commitment to Open Source; Acquires Certain Assets of CodeSourcery, a Leader in Open Source Tools and Services

WILSONVILLE, Ore., December 2, 2010—Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today reaffirmed its commitment to the future of open source for embedded development with the acquisition of certain assets of CodeSourcery, Inc. (Granite Bay, CA), the leading provider of open source GNU-based toolchains and services for advanced systems development.

“CodeSourcery and its industry-recognized toolchain services and products significantly increase the value of embedded solutions that Mentor Embedded can provide its customers, as well as contributions to the open source community,” said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “We believe that the future … Read More → "Mentor Graphics Solidifies Commitment to Open Source; Acquires Certain Assets of CodeSourcery, a Leader in Open Source Tools and Services"

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