Tech Design Forum Briefing


Briefing Authors

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey Paul Dempsey has been a technology journalist for 20 years. His work has also appeared in EETimes, Red Herring and specialist journals published by the Financial Times.

Luke Collins

Luke Collins Luke Collins is a freelance technology journalist with 22 years’ experience. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronics Times in the UK, and co-founded the IP9x series of conferences.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards Chris Edwards has spent two decades covering electronics and EDA. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Engineering Times UK and electronics editor of the IET's Engineering & Technology.
August 16, 2018

IBM and Synopsys to apply DTCO to 3nm process development

Collaboration on DTCO offers IBM a better way to evaluate combinations of transistor architectures, materials and other process technology innovations using design metrics, before real wafers become available for physical experimentation.

August 10, 2018

Mentor as an evolving Siemens business: 3. Tanner EDA

Tanner’s focus on AMS, MEMS and, now, the IoT-edge are making it even more ripe for integration with other Mentor tools.

August 3, 2018

MPW service arrives for RRAM

Research institute Leti and low-volume wafer service CMP are cooperating on a project to let fabless chipmakers explore the use of non-volatile resistive RAMs in their designs.

August 2, 2018

Mentor as a maturing Siemens business: 2. Foundations

How are Siemens’ internal investments in Mentor to fuel innovation and integration stacking up alongside the boost it has given for M&A?

August 1, 2018

Mentor as a maturing Siemens business: 1. Acquisitions

Mentor has added three companies since its acquisition a little over a year ago – and there’s method to this buying spree.

July 30, 2018

56G Ethernet IP to enable leaf-spine hyperscale data centres

Faster PHYs needed to shift vast amounts of data around giant data centres.

July 30, 2018

Synopsys catalogues AI IP

The rapid growth of interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence has prompted Synopsys to bring all its AI IP together in a microsite and brochure.

July 30, 2018

HLS speeds up IP deployment at FotoNation

IP supplier FotoNation has decided to embrace the use of high-level synthesis in the creation of cores for smartphones and other high-integration, low-power systems.

July 27, 2018

Verification engineers embrace emulation for the shift left

In a panel session at June’s DAC, Synopsys customers talked about some of the ways they make verification more efficient and bring technologies such as formal, emulation, and simulation together.

July 20, 2018

Why the time has come for cloud-based emulation

Mentor has untethered its Veloce platform online because it feels more designs need emulation and the cloud can now support it.

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