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The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Predictions Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics' chairman and CEO, was presented with the Kaufman Award last night for outstanding achievement in electronic design. In his acceptance speech, he plotted the growth of the EDA industry at a consistent 2% of the semiconductor industry for the past couple decades. But he noted that with a shift to system design automation, that number would rise from t... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Mentor Graphics began selling infrastructure hardware this week, including an end-to-end IoT solution that includes a reference design for a customizable gateway, a cloud backend, and runtime solutions on which to build a wide array of IoT edge devices. Mentor also released virtual platforms for Altera's Arria 10 SoC FPGA, and updated its Valor PCB manufacturing process to focus on Industry 4.0... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT


M&A Continuing to seek economies of scale in the IP industry, VeriSilicon and Vivante are combining forces. "This transaction creates an extensive semiconductor IP portfolio that will now include GPU cores, vision image processors, digital signal processors, video codecs, mixed signal IP and foundry foundation IP," said Wayne Dai, VeriSilicon chairman, president and CEO. The merged compa... » read more

Making Waves In Low-Power Design


Barry Pangrle In a blog last April we looked at a potential candidate technology that just might be able to produce an economically feasible method for implementing delay insensitive circuits in CMOS. The basic idea behind this technology has been around since at least the 1990s and is better known as Null Convention Logic™ (NCL). Much of the work in this area was pioneered by Karl Fant and ... » read more