EDA News – 2008.02.29

European Consortium to Develop 0.5 TeraHertz Silicon Transistor
A powerful European consortium held the kick-off meeting of the EU-funded project labeled DOTFIVE and titled “Towards 0.5 TeraHertz Silicon/Germanium Heterojunction Bipolar technology (SiGe HBT).”

ABI Research Publishes WiMAX Market Analysis and Forecasts Report
Service providers with the right spectrum, available capital, and access to enough sites to place base stations are in a great position to take advantage of WiMAX’s headstart on the 4G market.

Softmaxx Unveils Linkmaxx Embedded Product for Wireless Modem Control
Softmaxx Inc., of Raleigh, NC announces the release of Version 1.0 of its Linkmaxx-embedded product (LME). LME is a remote device software module that provides wireless data modem control and solves wireless data network problems through a common, easy-to-use application program interface (API).

AMD Develops Chip with Extreme Ultra-Violet Lithography
AMD (NYSE: AMD), working together with its research partner, IBM, announced it has produced a working test chip utilizing Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV) lithography for the critical first layer of metal connections across the entire chip.

STMicroelectronics Announces STM8 8-bit Microcontroller Platform
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers and a leader in ICs for automotive applications, has unveiled details of a new 8-bit microcontroller platform designed to offer outstanding levels of performance and cost-effectiveness in a wide range of applications.

Synopsys Proteus Pipeline Technology Reduces Design-to-Mask Cycle Time
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced the capability to pipeline key manufacturing applications. This new Proteus Pipeline Technology provides a fully pipelined tapeout flow for maximum CPU utilization and is a major departure from serial manufacturing flows.