Cisco has decided to buy memory-controller specialist Memoir Systems and absorb the technology into its Insieme business unit, which specializes in data-center switch technologies, a move that underlines the issues facing small IP suppliers and their customers.
Chris Rowen, CTO of the IP group at Cadence Design Systems, expects the internet of things (IoT) to cause a split in approaches to SoC design, one of a set of predictions about the nascent market.
Silicon Labs has developed a new type of parametric search tool that focuses on the selection of clock generators and jitter attenuators, making it easier to match them and downstream devices to the SoCs being designed into a PCB.
Digia, the company that took on the cross-platform Qt toolkit from Nokia, has formed a subsidiary to focus on the software.
EUV may be getting most R&D cash but the world's biggest foundry says e-beam currently has the edge on defects and double patterning.
Intel aims to use a dual-pronged strategy that takes advantage of internet of things applications to push the x86 back into embedded-systems designs.
Manufacturing giant says we need a new category of WPUs - wearables processing units - to create a mass market and that ARM needs to go smaller than the MO.
ARM and Cadence have teamed up to show how system-level and implementation-level representations of a mixed-signal design can be linked together and kept in sync as the project progresses.
ARM is working on a heavily multithreaded version of its processor core to see if it can provide a more convenient alternative to GPUs.
Gold Standard Simulations has run simulations to work out how much of an improvement Intel's new rectangular shape represents.
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