EDA News – 2008.06.05

Synopsys Supports Sun Solaris 10 OS x86_64 Platforms
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced broad support across its advanced electronic design automation (EDA) product lines for Sun Microsystems’ Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System (OS) on x86_64-based systems.

Cypress Hosts Communication Interfaces for Lighting Networks Webinar
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) announced a free online seminar that reviews communication interfaces for intelligent lighting networks and presents tools to simplify the design process. The 60-minute webinar is entitled “Communication Interfaces for Intelligent Lighting Networks.”

HeedSoft Licenses Nlview Visualization Engine, T-engine Schematic Generator
Concept Engineering announced that HeedSoft S.A.R.L., developer of the TLL[tm] advanced transistor abstraction tool, has signed a worldwide OEM license for Concept Engineering’s Nlview[tm] visualization engine and T-engine[tm] transistor-level schematic generator.

DSM Somos Impact Tests Rapid Prototyping Materials
As rapid prototyping (RP) moves closer toward direct manufacturing, stereolithography (SL) resin leader DSM Somos is working to increase industry awareness around the impact testing of SL resins for the better evaluation of material performance.

Takumi Rolls Out Enhance-RO Layout Optimization Tool
Takumi Technology Corporation announced the availability of its new layout optimization tool — Takumi Enhance-RO for automated enforcement of recommended rules and critical area optimization.

Dongbu HiTek Creates First 0.18-micron BCDMOS Process
Dongbu HiTek launched the industry’s first BCDMOS (Bipolar/CMOS/DMOS) process at the 0.18-micron node, thereby setting the stage for fabless companies to reduce the size of typical 0.35-micron BCDMOS solutions by up to 40 to 60 percent, and in many cases eliminate the need for multiple chips.

MagnaChip Announces TA7502 Driver Chip for TFT-LCD Displays
MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. announced the launch of its driver chip (TA7502) for TFT-LCD displays. The TA7502 driver chip integrates QVGA resolution (320×240) and supports TFT-LCD displays that produce 262,144 colors.