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Cypress intros HB LED intelligent lighting designs

By : CIOL Bureau

New EZ-Color controller family speeds time-to-market with drag-and-drop color mixing that requires no manual coding.

TSMC qualifies Magma’s Quartz RC extraction technology files

By : CIOL Bureau

The Quartz RC extraction technology files are suitable for 65nm, 90nm and 0.13-micron designs.

TSMC’s Reference Flow 8.0 to address 45nm design challenges

By : CIOL Bureau

TSMC’s Reference Flow 8.0 lowers entry barriers to design for 45nm and other advanced process technologies.

Magma offers royalty-free license for low-power chip design patent

By : CIOL Bureau

Patent license allows EDA software developers to implement power-aware EDA tools based on concepts and claims in a Magma patent application.

Sanmina to set up EMS plant in Oragadam

By : CIOL Bureau

The EMS player is likely to start operations by July 2008 and has plans to scale up to 10,000 people over the next five years.

Open-Silicon adopts Synopsys’ DFT MAX to lower ASIC costs

By : CIOL Bureau

DFT MAX lowers test costs by significantly reducing the amount of time and data required to test digital circuits.

Microchip debuts 2MHz, 500mA switching regulator

By : CIOL Bureau

Low-power switcher provides adjustable and fixed output voltages, 90 percent efficiency and auto transition to PWM mode in TSOT-23 and DFN packages.

Supermicro unveils universal I/O SAS solutions

By : CIOL Bureau

These are powered by advanced LSI RAID-On-Chip. Flexible UIO configurations feature hardware RAID 5 and 6 and more.

Cadence’s Allegro next-gen PCB design

By : CIOL Bureau

Features include GUI modernization, context sensitive editing paradigm, color and visibility improvements, integration of physical and spacing constraints, etc.

GateRocket demos FPGA verification product

By : CIOL Bureau

GateRocket’s software allows the verification engineer to place any portions of FPGA design into RocketDrive and integrate it to existing simulation platform.

India’s competencies in SoC, embedded: Freescale

By : CIOL Bureau

According to Ganesh Guruswamy, country manager and director, Freescale Semiconductor, India will emerge as a major design centre for ICs, FPGAs
and SoCs. Another trend would be semiconductor and embedded products designed for India, by Indian R&D centers. Excerpts from an interview:

Off-shoring EDA software development services

By : CIOL Bureau

For EDA companies and EDA groups within semiconductor companies, off-shoring of EDA software development is an opportunity. This article highlights the key reasons why one needs to seriously consider off-shoring EDA software development.

Analog a big semicon growth engine: TI

By : CIOL Bureau

Dr. Bobby Mitra, MD, Texas Instruments India, talks about the issues and concerns pertaining to the semicon industry.

Semicon to grow 30 percent in India: Softjin

By : CIOL Bureau

While the industry itself is growing at a pace of 10 percent, recent developments in India augur well for the segment, and those are likely to propel the segment toward much faster growth.

Dialog sets up ODC at KPIT Cummins

By : CIOL Bureau

KPIT to partner Dialog in chip design, verification and testing of consumer electronics and automotive applications

Broadcom’s PhyR technology aimed at SPs

By : CIOL Bureau

Its PhyR technology enables service providers to deliver ten-fold improvement in noise resilience, leading to better triple-play services for ADSL/VDSL modems

ARM announces verification IP

By : CIOL Bureau

Comprehensive system-level verification framework eliminates bottleneck for complex SoCs

Worldwide semicon market to grow 2.5 percent in 2007: Gartner

By : CIOL Bureau

Gartner Inc. has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. Analysts revised forecast downward because of declining DRAM and MPU prices.

Off-shoring EDA software development services

By : CIOL Bureau

In this article, we attempt to highlight the key reasons why one needs to seriously consider off-shoring EDA software development and if one is clear about the strategic benefits it provides, how to go about realizing those benefits.

Communications chips estimated at $8.57bn in Q1-07

By : CIOL Bureau

Estimated $8.57 billion revenue generated by communications chip industry during Q1-07