Buying And Selling EDA Companies


EDA, arguably more than any other industry, has been built on the backs of engineering breakthroughs by startups. In aggregate, those startups are the backbone of tools that have made cell phones smart and which helped improved gas mileage on automobiles. Through an almost continuous stream of acquisitions, these startups have added to the top-line valuation of big EDA companies, and despite th... » read more

Experts At The Table: Designing At 28nm And Beyond


By Ed Sperling System-Level Design sat down to talk about design at future process nodes with Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of Open-Silicon; Charles Janac, chairman and CEO of Arteris; Frank Schirrmeister, group director of product marketing for Cadence’s System Development Suite; Behrooz Zahiri, vice president of marketing at Magma (and currently director of marketing at Synopsys), and... » read more

Experts At The Table: Designing At 28nm And Beyond


By Ed Sperling System-Level Design sat down to talk about design at future process nodes with Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of Open-Silicon; Charles Janac, chairman and CEO of Arteris; Frank Schirrmeister, group director of product marketing for Cadence’s System Development Suite; Behrooz, Zahiri, vice president of marketing at Magma (and currently director of marketing at Synopsys), an... » read more

Experts At The Table: Designing At 28nm And Beyond


By Ed Sperling System-Level Design sat down to talk about design at future process nodes with Naveed Sherwani, president and CEO of Open-Silicon; Charles Janac, chairman and CEO of Arteris; Frank Schirrmeister, group director of product marketing for Cadence’s System Development Suite; Behrooz, Zahiri, vice president of marketing at Magma (and currently director of marketing at Synopsys), an... » read more

Experts At The Table: Multi-Foundry Strategies


By Ed Sperling Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design sat down with Walter Ng, vice president of the IP ecosystem at GlobalFoundries; John Murphy, director of strategic alliances marketing at Cadence; Michael Buehler-Garcia, director of Calibre design solutions marketing at Mentor Graphics; Bob Smith, vice president of marketing and business development at Magma, and Linh Hong, vice president ... » read more

Experts At The Table: Yield Issues


By Ed Sperling Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design sat down to discuss yield with Amiad Conley, technology marketing manager for yield and process control at Applied Materials; Cyrus Tabery, senior member of the GlobalFoundries technical staff for lithography development and DFM; Brady Benware, engineering manager for diagnosis and yield at Mentor Graphics, and Ankush Oberai, general man... » read more

Experts At The Table: Yield Issues


By Ed Sperling Semiconductor Manufacturing & Design sat down to discuss yield with Amiad Conley, technology marketing manager for yield and process control at Applied Materials; Cyrus Tabery, senior member of the GlobalFoundries technical staff for lithography development and DFM; Brady Benware, engineering manager for diagnosis and yield at Mentor Graphics, and Ankush Oberai, general man... » read more

Making Analog Easier


By Clive "Max" Maxfield I'm a digital design engineer by trade. All of those wibbly-wobbly effects that are characteristic of the analog domain make me nervous, and if something makes me nervous I tend to look the other way and hope it will go away. But analog isn’t going anywhere. On the contrary, the increasing amounts of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) functionality that feature in today's Sy... » read more