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Mergers, Patents, and a New Family of FPGAs

The world of electronic design can change in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, things you thought were tried and true have flipped the script. This week we’re checking out why Synopsys decided to acquire emulation powerhouse Eve, how non-volatile memory companies Kilopass and Sidense are settling their patent skirmishes (or not), and how Microsemi is shaking up the FPGA market with their new SmartFusion2 family of FPGAs.

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Fish Fry Links – October 12, 2012

More information about Synopsys’s acquisition of EVE

DeepChip.com’s Coverage of Synopsys’s acquistion of EVE 

Sidense Defeats Kilopass’ Remaining Claims; Kilopass’ Case is Over (Sidense Press Release)

Kilopass Files Its Appeal for Both Patent Infringement Case & Tort Case Against Sidense (Kilopass Press Release)

Kevin Morris’s feature article “Imagine – What If – There Were No Patents?”

More Information about Microsemi’s New SmartFusion2 FPGA Family


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