The Week In Review: Design

Legal Mentor Graphics won a $36 million award plus royalties stemming from a patent infringement case involving EVE (Emulation & Verification Engineering), an emulation company that was purchased by Synopsys in 2012. A U.S. District Court jury in the District of Oregon found that EVE had directly and indirectly infringed on a 2001 patent entitled "Method and apparatus for gate-level simula... » read more

The Week In Review: System-Level Design

A widely quoted report by Bloomberg said ARM might benefit from a major deal with Google, which is considering using ARM cores in its own processor designs. It's impossible to tell at this point whether Google actually will go through with developing its own chips, a move that would have monumental ramifications in multiple areas. For one thing it would give ARM a major entry into the data cent... » read more