Cadence Design Systems has built a verification environment around its vManager software for ICs and systems that need to conform to the ISO 26262 safety standard.
GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
The Liberty library format has been extended to cope with the most common forms of on-chip variation analysis in use today on nanometer processes.
Does the internet of things (IoT) require a change in design techniques? A number of people involved in the EDA industry reckon it does.
ARM's latest core, the dual-issue M7 borrows features from the Cortex-R family for safety-critical applications as well as adding the option of cache memory.
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.
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