Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test

Government policy Hoping to resolve the ongoing worldwide chip shortage situation, the U.S. Department of Commerce late last month launched a “request for information (RFI)” initiative, which involved sending questionnaires to various semiconductor companies. The U.S. government is asking all parts of the supply chain – producers, consumers, and intermediaries – to voluntarily share in... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

The EDA Consortium announced EDA industry revenue increased 7.5% for Q1 2015 to $1877 million, compared to $1746.1 million in Q1 2014. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 8.0%. Employment also increased, and according to Wally Rhines, "all categories showed revenue increases except CAE. Geographically, the Ameri... » read more

Blog Review: March 18

How do you quantify effort spent in FPGA verification? Mentor's Harry Foster tackles the question in his latest installment of the Wilson Research Group functional verification study. A new frontier of design challenges is rapidly emerging, according to ARM CEO Simon Segars. Cadence's Brian Fuller brings us his keynote address at CDNLive. Synopsys' Tushar Mattu is back with more on AXI VI... » read more