EDA News – 2008.05.21

Qualcomm Invests in ip.access
ip.access announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has made a strategic investment in the company as part of Qualcomm’s European investment fund. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Qualcomm joins existing investors to provide funding support for ip.access’ breakthrough Oyster 3G’ femtocell system.

Low-Power Intel IVI Reference Design Features Xilinx Automotive FPGA
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced availability of an integrated Xilinx Automotive (XA) field programmable gate array (FPGA) and intellectual property (IP) solution that is included in the Low-Power Intel In-Vehicle Infotainment Reference Design (Low-Power Intel IVI Reference Design) targeting automotive head units.

SafeNet Optimizes Femtocell Security Solutions to Secure Networks
SafeNet, Inc. announced that the company’s industry-proven QuickSec/IPSec Security Toolkit and family of SafeXcel IP Packet Engines for ASIC and FPGA implementations have been optimized for fast, easy, and affordable integration of security features into home base stations and the next-generation chips.

Xilinx Sponsors TD-SCDMA Evolution and LTE Summit, Shanghai 2008
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced plans for the TD-SCDMA Evolution and LTE Summit, Shanghai 2008. A Diamond Sponsor for the event, Xilinx will deliver an executive keynote, host a half-day workshop, and demonstrate leading edge programmable solutions for wireless applications.

Ethernet Direct to Showcase Industrial Networking Solutions at Computex
Ethernet Direct Corporation is pleased to announce its participation at the Computex 2008 Exhibition to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from June 3rd to June 7th, 2008. Computex is held annually.

Xyalis Launches GTmask Integrated Mask Data Preparation Suite
Xyalis announced GTmask, a fully integrated environment dedicated to complex wafer masks building. GTmask offers new capabilities fully meeting mask teams’ demands, covering wafer assembly and floorplanning for chip arrays, multi-project wafers and multi-layer reticles.

Magma Announces Hydra Automated Floorplan Synthesis Product
Magma(r) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA) announced Hydra(tm), an automated floorplan synthesis and hierarchical design planning product with physical optimization capabilities that delivers superior predictability.

Opera Software Rolls Out Opera Widgets SDK Beta
Opera Software released the Opera Widgets SDK beta, enabling Web developers to deploy Web applications on any device. The Opera Widgets SDK is based on open, W3C-set standards to employ common web technologies such as HTML, CSS and media queries, JavaScript and Ajax, in creating advanced Web applications.

IPextreme Licenses ColdFire Architecture to IP Square
IPextreme®, Inc. and IP Square announced that IP Square has licensed the ColdFire® Architecture for use across their product line. IP Square performed extensive research on available commercial offerings and ultimately chose the V1 ColdFire.

Electronics.ca Publishes Smart Fabric Components Report
Electronics.ca Publications announces the availability of a new report entitled “Wearable Electronics Systems Global Market Demand Analysis: Infotainment Solutions.” As the market for wearable infotainment systems is nascent, there is little defined structure to the industry.

Design Automation Conference Features 14 Workshops
Attendees to the 45th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will be able to participate in 14 workshops at this year’s conference. The workshops cover a wide variety of design technology areas as well as business-related topics. The 45th DAC will be held June 9 – 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.