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A New 3D IC Manager

When Imec and Atrenta recently announced a design flow for planning and routing signals between different stacked ICs, I thought, “Wait, I’ve seen this before, with a different name.” I wrote about Javelin’s role in this process a couple years ago. And it occurred to me that Javelin had been pretty quiet, and maybe I’d missed an acquisition or something.

So I checked the website – at first glance, everything seems in order. Then I checked with Imec to see how these two projects – one with Javelin, one with Atrenta – compared. Turns out that a) the Javelin project was of a more limited scope, whereas the Atrenta solution is for general use, and b) Javelin went out of business – in 2009! Granted, door-closing events tend not to be accompanied by a press release, but it makes me wonder who’s paying to keep the website alive going on two years after it became irrelevant.

(By the way, this Javelin shouldn’t be confused with Javelin Semiconductor… Javelin appears to be a popular name…)

More details on the Imec/Atrenta collaboration in their press release

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