The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Chips Rambus moved into the fabless market with the announcement that it is developing memory controller chips, expanding the company's business beyond just creating IP for the memory and security markets. Read Ed Sperling's full analysis. Standards Accellera updated the Standard Co-Emulation Modeling Interface (SCE-MI). The newest version of the standard, SCE-MI 2.3, expands the set o... » 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

Atoms, ARMs, ARCs, Andes…And All The Rest


There was a time when nobody believed Intel processors would be replaced with any other device. Intel commanded the processor market. Rich Wawrzyniak, senior analyst for ASIC SoC at Semico Research, noted this was not always the case. In the early days of the PC there were many contenders and most people thought that Motorola would win because they had more money behind them. Ultimately, Intel ... » read more

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