Posts Tagged ‘IP’

China manufactures $16trn debt

China’s massive manufacturing machine works on minuscule margins. Maybe, wonders David Manners, it would have been better if China had built up the quality of its educational system so that its own clever citizens could create the necessary IP to make more profitable products.

Has the China thing been…

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Comment: How to protect and maximise IP revenues

For electronics companies, knowing which intellectual property to protect and which can be used to generate additional revenue is important in driving value. CPA Global’s Haydn Evans explains how to make those assessments. Business is essentially about the commercialisation of ideas: how companies or individuals translate creativity and innovation…

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Cadence to buy Indian firm developing IP for finfets

Cadence Design Systems has agreed to acquire Cosmic Circuits Private, a developer of analogue and mixed signal intellectual property (IP) cores for the 40nm and 28nm semiconductor process nodes.

Bangalore-based Cosmic Circuits is also developing IP for 20nm and FinFETs.

“The combination of Cadence and Cosmic Circuits will…

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Synopsys gives Freescale verification route for SoCs

Synopsys is working with Freescale Semiconductor on verification of IP blocks for complex system-on-chip (SoC) devices. An aim of the collaboration, said the companies, is to achieve better schedule predictability and lower overall verification costs for complex SoCs. “Over the last few years, our designs have led a…

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Greek firm has a G.729A compliant voice codec core

Noesis Technologies has introduced a ITU-T G.729A compliant voice codec IP Core.

According to the Greek IP developer, there is an “imperative need for bandwidth efficient, high speed quality voice coding algorithms”.

The ITU-T G.729A CS-ACELP is a high speech quality, low-bit rate (8kbit…

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Mentor targets silicon IP reuse with IJTAG tool

Re-use of IP blocks is an increasingly impartant element of embedded design, says Mentor Graphics. The design software firm has introduced a tool which will make it simpler to reuse test, monitoring and debugging logic embedded in existing IP blocks. “The continued exponential growth in semiconductor device functionality and…

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Most powerful mini-8051?

Polish IP firm Digital Core Design has put an 8051 CPU into under 3,000 asic gates, claiming it to be the most powerful at this size. “A very low gate count area allows as well to run the core at high performance, up to 300MHz in Hynix 0.18…

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Mentor sees need for manufacture-compliant chip IP

As IC dimensions fall below 65nm, manufacturing variability makes it more difficult to predict yield for any particular design. Design for manufacture-compliant IP is a growing necessity, writes David Abercrombie Design for manufacturing (DFM) techniques were developed precisely to help design houses create IC designs that yield well in…

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Integration of semiconductor IP and compatibility by Cadence

For every £1 spent on acquiring semiconductor intellectual property, £2 is spent on integration. Clearly something is broken, writes Seow Yin Lim Semiconductor IP integration has always been a challenge in system-on-chip (SoC) design, and the risks increase as the number and complexity of IP blocks increase. Over…

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Comment: Tech firms harnessing the power of intellectual property

Haydn Evans, Vice President of Intellectual Property Outsourcing, CPA Global, argues that patent research is the key to building a robust IP portfolio. The recent flurry of patent sales and acquisitions in the electronics sector illustrates dramatic changes in the way some of the biggest technology companies are approaching their…

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