The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Legal A federal court jury favored Synopsys in a 2013 lawsuit alleging that ATopTech violated copyright by copying elements of the command set for Synopsys' PrimeTime static timing analysis product. Synopsys was awarded $30.4 million in damages. ATopTech plans to contest the verdict, stating that other issues in the case remain to be decided. Tools Aldec unveiled the latest version of ... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Mergers & Acquisitions Silvaco acquired Invarian, anticipating integration of Invarian's methodology will accelerate adoption of concurrent power-voltage-thermal analysis. Legal A U.S. District Court judge ordered Kilopass to pay $5.5 million to Sidense for legal fees incurred in Kilopass' patent infringement suit against Sidense. That lawsuit was  dismissed in 2012. Sidense filed... » read more

Executive Viewpoint: Atoptech’s Jue-Hsien Chern


What is the difference between skyscrapers and chips? Dr Chern has worked on both and he says it’s all about how you apply margins. Jue-Hsien Chern started his technology career earning a M.S. and B.S. in Engineering from National Taiwan University and majored in structural engineering — bridges, dams, tunnels and high-rise buildings, all of which had to withstand earthquakes. That is a ... » read more