EDA News – 2006.12.28

  • Xilinx Ships Virtex-5 LX330 65nm FPGAs
    Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), announced it has shipped the industry’s largest FPGA. Developed using an advanced power-saving 65nm process technology, the Virtex(TM)-5 LX330 FPGA delivers 65 percent more logic than the largest 90nm FPGAs. Xilinx fab partners UMC and Toshiba have ramped production on their 65nm processes quickly and with excellent yields, allowing Xilinx to deliver the complete 65nm Virtex-5 LX platform on time and over one year ahead of its competition. Xilinx also announced the shipment of the LX220, which completes the rollout of the Virtex-5 LX family.
  • Wavecom Announces Eclipse Ready Open AT Software Suite IDE
    Wavecom (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) announced that Open AT(R) Software Suite IDE (Integrated Development Environment) tools are now designed to be Eclipse(TM) Ready, using tools from the popular open-source development community.
  • Crossware ARM Development Suite Supports 21 More NXP Microcontrollers
    Crossware, a leading embedded software tools developer, has added support to its ARM Development Suite for 21 more NXP Semiconductor ARM-based microcontrollers. All of NXP’s LPC21xx and LPC22xx chips are now supported.
  • Magma Files Second Request for Re-Examination of Synopsys Patent
    Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA) announced it has filed a second request for re-examination of U.S. Patent Number 6,378,114 (the ’114 patent), one of three patents at issue in a case filed against the company by Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS). Magma’s first request for re-examination of the ’114 patent resulted in a finding that the request raised a substantial new question of patentability and a subsequent rejection of the patent’s 15 claims by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). This new re-examination request is based upon prior art not previously cited to the PTO and adds further uncertainty as to the validity of the Synopsys patent.
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