EDA News – 2008.03.18 Late Edition

Willamette HDL Announces Open Verification Methodology Training
Willamette HDL, Inc., a leading provider of system-level design and verification training, has expanded its training course offerings to include classes on the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) for SystemVerilog. The three-day course includes a mix of lectures and hands-on lab exercises.

Numenta Announces Hierarchical Temporal Memory Developer Workshop
Numenta is pleased to announce the inaugural Numenta HTM Workshop, a developer workshop dedicated to exploring Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) and the Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing (NuPIC). The workshop will be hosted at the SRI campus in Menlo Park.

iPhone Mobile Browser Ranks First in US, Second in UK
iPhone is the number two Internet mobile browser in the UK and number one in the US, according to StatCounter, which provides organisations and individuals with a free website visitor statistics tool. iPhone took 0.06% of the total Internet browser market in the UK in March, behind Nokia which had 0.15%.

Mentor Graphics Adds IP-XACT 1.4 Support to Platform Express
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the immediate availability of a new version of Platform Express(tm) with full support for the IP-XACT 1.4 IP databook specification, new mixed-level RTL and ESL design capabilities, and a new portable generator format.

Ansoft Unveils v12 ofMaxwell, RMxprt v12 for Electromagnetic Devices
Ansoft Corporation (NASDAQ: ANST) announces Maxwell® v12 and RMxprt(TM) v12. Maxwell is the company’s electromagnetic field simulation software used for the design and analysis of 3D/2D structures. RMxprt is a specialized software program dedicated to the design of electric machines.

eASIC Launches FPGA Cost Reduction Program
eASIC Corporation announced the first phase of a worldwide program that is aimed at ushering in a new era of affordable silicon customization. The initial targets of this FPGA cost reduction program are the low density FPGAs that are primarily used in consumer and multimedia applications.

AMD Announces CodeSleuth Open Source Eclipse Plug-In for Java
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a new plug-in that provides the Eclipse community with increased performance management and monitoring of Java software code. AMD is making CodeSleuth open source and available as a no-charge download within the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition Features RoboMedicus
Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition program will feature a dedicated ‘RoboMedicus’ track and sessions focused on Healthcare Robotics and Automation to help robotics professionals identify opportunities in this important and growing market.

AMCC, Mentor Graphics, VNU-HCM Team on Electronic Design Education
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) signed a three-way agreement with Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) and Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) to collaborate on the development and delivery of educational courses for two new electronic design laboratories.