The Week In Review: Design/IoT

EDA revenue sees 8.5% increase; new IP for cryptography and HBM; ST moves to ARMv8-R.


EDA industry revenue increased 8.5% for Q2 2015 to $1906.5 million, according to the latest report from the EDA Consortium. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, also increased by 8.5%. IP showed continued strength, with revenue totalling $611.7 million in Q2 2015, a 15% increase compared to Q2 2014; the four-quarters moving average increased 22.1%. Problems persist in Japan, where revenues decreased 3.4% to $182.8 million compared to Q2 2014.


Synopsys released new Secure Hash Algorithm-3 (SHA-3) compliant Cryptography IP to target a range of security applications such as message authentication, digital signatures, random number generation and key derivation functions.

Open-Silicon uncorked its High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) subsystem IP. The solution is available for 2.5D ASIC design and will also be made available as licensable IP. The subsystem (comprising of the HBM Controller, PHY, and 2.5D interposer IO) addresses interoperability and 2.5D design, test, and SiP packaging challenges.

Truechip Solutions shipped the early adopter version of its HBM verification IP. According to Truechip, the VIP is able to provide comprehensive, seamless block, SoC and System Level Verification across dynamic simulation, assertion based dynamic and formal verification, as well as support for hardware acceleration and emulation.


STMicroelectronics is transitioning to ARM’s 32-bit ARMv8-R processor technology, with first implementations focused on processors for safety-related automotive devices targeting PowerTrain, Safety and Gateway applications.

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