UMC, Cadence Announce 65nm Foundry Design Kit for Virtuoso Platform
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, and UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, announced the availability of UMC 65-nanometer Foundry Design Kits (FDKs) for the latest Cadence® Virtuoso® custom design platform (IC 6.1) release. The kits will be available for designers using UMC’s logic/mixed-mode 65-nanometer standard performance (SP) process and logic/mixed- mode RF 65-nanometer low-leakage (LL) process. The Cadence Virtuoso technology helps accelerate silicon-accurate design of analog, mixed-signal and RF devices.
eSilicon Selects Magma IC Implementation Software for 65nm Design Flow
eSilicon Corporation, a pioneering semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), announced it has adopted IC implementation software from Magma Design Automation (NASDAQ:LAVA) for its production-ready 65-nm design methodology. A key aspect of the eSilicon® 65-nm design flow is built-in support for design for manufacturability (DFM).
Cadence Incisive Enterprise Verification Features New Technologies
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that fundamental new technologies have been integrated into the Cadence® Incisive® Enterprise verification family that enable engineering teams to address increasingly complex chip design for products such as multi-mode cell phones, gaming consoles and HD-DVD players.
Webcast Features Free Diamond Standard 106Micro Processor Core License
NEC Electronics America, Inc. announced that it will offer a free license for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 106Micro processor core used in NEC Electronics gate arrays to attendees of a co-sponsored webcast seminar with Tensilica, Inc. This offer, valued from $25,000 to $75,000, is valid through March 31, 2008, upon receipt of a signed purchase order.
Siliconaire, Fastrack Design Offer Total Turnkey Service
Siliconaire Inc, which offers world-class operations-level services to fabless semiconductor start-ups, and Fastrack Design Inc, a provider of advanced Custom ASIC design solutions, announced the formation of a partnership that will offer their customers total turnkey service. Existing fabless ASIC models have a lot of margin built in to the unit cost of finished parts. The new model, on the other hand, preserves the margin for fabless customers and provides a true value-add to both entrepreneurs and investors.
Agilent Debuts 3GPP LTE Modulation Option for Vector Signal Analysis
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced a new 3GPP LTE modulation analysis option for its 89600 Series Vector Signal Analysis software. The new option provides today’s RF and baseband engineers with the industry’s most comprehensive signal analysis solution for LTE physical layer testing and troubleshooting of LTE transceivers and components. The Agilent 3GPP LTE option enables LTE signal analysis from baseband to antenna, on digitized or analog signals — both uplink and downlink.
Ambric Massively Parallel Processor Array Powers University Research
Ambric®, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company shipping the world’s first teraOPS-class chip that makes massively parallel software development practical for complex embedded systems, announced that three universities are now using Ambric’s massively parallel processor array (MPPA) technology in new, advanced research projects. The three institutions, which are charter members of the program, include the University of Washington and Portland State University in the U.S. and Sweden’s Halmstad University. Ambric is a privately held fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., with funding from ComVentures, OVP Venture Partners, and Northwest Technology Ventures.
Silicon Laboratories Introduces C8051T610 Microcontrollers
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq:SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the expansion of its best-in-class small form factor microcontrollers (MCUs) with the C8051T610 family of low cost 8-bit MCUs. Pin-for-pin compatible with Silicon Laboratories’ C8051F310 family, the T610 offers customers a cost-effective alternative in the same small footprint. The C8051T610 family is ideal for consumer and industrial applications that are under increasing cost pressure, including toys, camera modules, cell phone accessories, portable devices, home appliances and motor controllers.
MATLAB to C Synthesis Software Features Catalytic Function Library
Catalytic Inc., a technology innovator that accelerates signal processing algorithm design, verification and implementation, announced immediate availability of Catalytic Function Library, a significant addition to its MCS (MATLAB® to C Synthesis) software introduced last year.
Klausner Sues Apple for Visual Voicemail Patent Infringement on iPhone
Klausner Technologies, Inc. announced that it has filed a patent lawsuit under its visual voicemail patents against Apple, Inc. (AAPL:NASDAQ) on the iPhone, with damages and future royalties estimated at $360 million. The lawsuit asserts that Apple’s iPhone Visual Voicemail infringes Klausner Technologies’ U.S. Patents 5,572,576 and 5,283,818. These patents have already been licensed to various other companies that provide visual voicemail, including Time Warner’s AOL (TWX:NYSE) for its AOL Voicemail services, Vonage Holdings (VG:NYSE) for its Vonage Voicemail Plus services as well as others, under the Klausner Patents.
Open Kernel Labs Appoints Dennis Baer at Chief Financial Officer
Open Kernel Labs, a global provider of embedded systems software and virtualization technology announced Dennis Baer has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Baer is a financial executive whose management experience spans venture-backed start-ups to billion dollar public companies in the communications industry.
Lambda to Showcase Products at Southern Electronics
Lambda UK is showcasing an extensive display of new products, ranging from tiny board-mounting DC-DC converters to multi-kilowatt power supplies, at Southern Electronics 2008. On display in the UK for the first time is the iQE series of quarter-brick DC-DC converters. With a broad range of output voltages from 3.3 to 15V, this series is rated at up to 204W and offered with two input voltage ranges – either 18V to 36V or 36V to 75V. A key highlight to these new and innovative products is its incredibly flat efficiency curve, staying at more than 91% efficiency under a wide 25% to 100% load.