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Will Stage 4 Mark the End of Semiconductor EDA Consolidation?

April 4, 2014 - By John Blyler

Everyone talks about the increasing consolidation of the EDA tools market, but few provide quantified data for accurate predictions. Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Why Semiconductor IP Fails

March 28, 2014 - By John Blyler

Companies fail to reuse their internal IP for reasons well-known to the software and systems engineering domains. Continue reading

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Gamification of Electronic PCB Design

March 21, 2014 - By John Blyler

Routing today’s complex printed circuit boards is a lot like playing a game. Maybe board developers can take a lesson from SETI. Continue reading

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Daimler’s Challenge with Simulation

March 14, 2014 - By John Blyler

Automotive giant Daimler wrestles with the best way to incorporate hardware-software verification and integration tools in future designs. Continue reading

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Verification Perceptions

March 11, 2014 - By John Blyler

A panel on the SoC verification gap leads to ongoing discussions about the pain threshold and maturing attitudes toward emerging standards and inefficiencies. Continue reading

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Action Beyond Orders Needed for Patent Trolls

February 28, 2014 - By John Blyler

Recent Executive Actions by the White House add some tools for victims of trolling, but Congress must act for real reform to occur. Continue reading

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Technology and Patent Law Collide over Software

February 21, 2014 - By John Blyler

As the EDA world shifts gears toward software-driven SoC design, the US Supreme Court is deciding if software is even a patentable process or entity. Continue reading

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IP-Dependent Processes in Flux

February 14, 2014 - By John Blyler

How do recent acquisitions in the high-level-synthesis market affect methodologies like behavioral synthesis, platform, and model-driven designs? Continue reading

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Forte’s Acquisition Highlights Need for Models and IP

February 7, 2014 - By John Blyler

The high-level-synthesis market for ASIC and FPGA designs just got more interesting with Cadence’s acquisition of Forte. But what about the models and IP? Continue reading

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Automotive Designers Question IP Model Access and Security

January 30, 2014 - By John Blyler

A quick curation of past interviews highlights model creation, open system IP, reproducible designs, and iTunes EDA and security approaches from industry experts. Continue reading

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