News – 2007.01.18 – Early Edition

  • EDA Revenue Grows to $1.3 Billion in Third Quarter 2006
    The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service (MSS) announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q3 of 2006 grew to $1,309 million compared to $1,122 million in Q3 2005. This increase reflects both the continuing growth of the industry as a whole and the growth of the MSS program, which enjoyed a net increase in the number of participating companies compared to the same quarter last year. The MSS average annual growth rate comparing the most recent four quarters to the same four quarters in the prior year was 12 percent. When comparing the same quarter in 2005, revenue in Q3 2006 jumped by 17 percent.
  • NEC Develops EMMA LSI Chips for Digital Consumer Applications, HD DVD
    NEC Electronics has introduced its newest generation of its renowned EMMA(TM) series of high performance system LSI chips for digital consumer applications. The EMMA(TM)3 series is optimized for systems such as HD DVD players and recorders that handle the processing of next generation DVD content.
  • Cadence Gives Common Power Format Parser Code to Si2 Low Power Coalition
    In response to a Request for Technology issued last week, the Low Power Coalition (LPC) of Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that Cadence Design Systems has provided full source code for a Common Power Format (CPF) version 1.0 parser to the LPC. The parser, which is TCL based, will enable LPC members to more quickly bring products to market that support CPF, which was approved as a Si2 Specification last week.
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