The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Holiday gift list; Mentor adds U.S. distributor; Sonics adopts Cadence’s formal verification tools.


An Intel study conducted by TNS showed that tech gadgets topped the holiday gift list this year, including tablets, laptops and smart phones. The study also found that 60% of Americans peeked at their holiday gifts as kids, and 25% still look.

Mentor Graphics added Macnica Americas as a distributor for its simulator, functional verification and PCB simulation and analysis tools.

Sonics adopted Cadence‘s formal verification tools for on-chip network IP development. Sonics will use the tools, which Cadence acquired with its purchase of Jasper, for validating its protocol conversion logic.

Austin, Texas-based Nitero said it achieved first-pass silicon for a 60GHz WiFi SoC using Synopsys’ RTL synthesis and timing and power optimization tools and PCIe controller IP.

Cadence will host a Low Power Technology Summit on Nov. 18 at its headquarters in San Jose, CA.

The International Cryptographic Module Conference will be held in Rockville, MD, on Nov. 19-21 at the Hilton Washington D.C.

SemIsrael Expo will be held on Nov. 25 at Airport City, Israel.

3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging, Dec. 10-12, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA.

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