EDA News – 2008.05.12 Late Edition

Synopsys Donates VMM Methodology for SystemVerilog to Accellera
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) announced that it is donating its complete implementation of the proven VMM verification methodology for SystemVerilog, including the VMM Standard Library and VMM Applications, to Accellera to enable verification interoperability standardization.

VeriSilicon Joins Power Forward Initiative
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) has joined the Power Forward Initiative (PFI) and plans to offer a Common Power Format (CPF)-based design solution for its ASIC customers. VeriSilicon uses the Cadence® Design Systems, Inc. Low-Power Solution.

IDC Publishes Latest Research on Worldwide EMS Industry
The worldwide electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry grew at the annual rate of 17% in 2007, generating $268.1 billion in revenues, according to new research from IDC. The two largest product segments remained computers and consumer devices, generating 36% and 29% of the EMS industry revenue respectively.

Renesas Adopts Teradyne J750 Platform for Final Microcontroller Test
Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) announced Renesas Technology Corp. has standardized their microcontroller final test using the J750 Platform of test systems. The standardization of the J750 Platform will add to a multitude of Teradyne systems the companies have purchased for various test applications since 1973.

Socle Selects Cadence Low-Power Solution for Socle SoC-ImP Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Socle Technology, a leading system-on-chip design service and solution provider in Taiwan, has adopted the Cadence Low-Power Solution for the Socle SoC-ImP® solution, an ultra-deep submicron implementation platform for SoC design.

Renesas Tapes Out Large Scale Chip Design with Cadence SoC Encounter
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) announced that Renesas Technology Corp. has successfully taped out its most advanced and large-scale system-on-chip (SoC) design to date using the Cadence SoC Encounter[TM] system.

QuickLogic SDIO Host Controller Supports Multiple Cards, Mixed Sizes
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has enhanced its SDIO host controller solution by providing it with the ability to handle multiple, independent memory cards. The enhanced host controller solution is a Proven System Block (PSB) of the company’s Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solutions platform library.

Tekmos TK68HC05B6 MCU Replaces Freescale MC68HC05B6 Microcontroller
Tekmos, Inc. has introduced the industries first true pin for pin, code and timing compatible drop in replacement for the MC68HC05B6 as offered by Freescale. The TK68HC05B6 is currently packaged in a 52 PLCC. Other package offerings supported include 64 QFP and custom adapter solutions for the 56 SDIP.

Avago Technologies Develops Smallest RF Amplifier
Avago Technologies announced the world’s smallest RF amplifier. With miniature 0402 package dimensions and no wirebonds, the innovative VMMK-2×03 amplifiers experience almost no signal loss and minimal parasitics.

Elma Electronic Announces Rugged MicroTCA ARINC 404A ATR Long Chassis
Elma Electronic Inc. has announced a ruggedized ATR chassis for MicroTCA. The new MicroTCA chassis is an ARINC 404A Full-Size ATR Long Enclosure, often used in commercial and military aviation. The rugged enclosure features modified front panels that can be secured to the chassis.

AIC, Insyde to Demonstrate InsydeH2O UEFI Framework Firmware for Menlow
A.I. Corporation and Insyde Software announce their continued commitment to the embedded market with demonstrations of UEFI firmware solutions which include Menlow and other Intel chipsets at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) at the Embedded Systems Expo Show from May 14th through May 16th 2008.

Thames Innovation Centre The Embedded Masterclass
The annual UK technology conference for hi-tech engineers, the Embedded Masterclass, has enjoyed not only a 100% increase in delegate registrations but also its classiest venue to date.