Tech news tagged ‘IP’

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Chip design has morphed into system design

EDA companies have become significant suppliers of silicon intellectual property (IP) Martin Lund, v-p of the IP business at Cadence tells Electronics Weekly about the importance of being more than an EDA tools company. 

Q: Why is a silicon IP business strategically important to an EDA tool supplier?

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Imagination aims radio IP at IoT

Imagination Technologies has introduced wireless intellectual property for internet-of-things devices.

Branded ‘Whisper’, it is part of Imagination’s Ensigma Series4 low-power radio processing unit (RPU) family.

“With our existing Ensigma RPUs, customers are already building a range of life-style devices,” said Imagination marketing v-p Tony…

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Asenov sells statistical process IP to GloFo

Gold Standard Simulations (GSS), professor Asen Asenov’s IC production statistical analysis company, has signed a multi-million dollar contract to license its complete TCAD/EDA tool suite to Globalfoundries…

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Synopsys upgrades auto grade NVM IP

Synopsys has introduced non-volatile memory (NVM) IP for high-voltage processes used typically for automotive ICs.

Called DesignWare AEON Trim, NVM IP is designed to be compact and is available in standard 180nm 5V CMOS and Bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) processes without a need for additional masks or process…

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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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