Author Archives: Paul Dempsey

About Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey is editor-in-chief of Tech Design Forum and 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.
June 1, 2012

DAC 2012 Notebook

All our news and coverage from DAC 2012 is brought together here. Updates throughout the show.
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May 30, 2012

DAC 2012: The Gary Smith EDA ‘What to see’ list is live

If you're planning your DAC visit or want to set some Google Alerts for next week, it's time to consult the perennial touchstone.
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May 30, 2012

DAC 2012: Energetic Si2 finds time to look back

But as it celebrates a decade of OpenAccess, the standards body also looks toward the future in PDKs, advanced DFM and 3D.
May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Introducing Flexras Technologies

French start-up and conference debutant joins the drive to ease partitioning for FPGA prototypes
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May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: Accellera takes first step to a real coverage standard

UCIS 1.0 will provide a common format to analyze and compare data from different vendors' tools. Yup, it's a 'Biden' of a deal.
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May 29, 2012

DAC 2012: OCP-IP moves to further ease reuse

The partnership's 3.1 specification is open for review, with performance enhancements and alignment to Accellera's IP-XACT for metadata
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May 16, 2012

Cadence joins the dots for verification

The EDA giant has accelerated and integrated its tool suites and broadened its verification IP catalog in its new look System Development Suite.
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April 30, 2012

New England User2User puts emphasis on board-level design and verification

Mentor Graphics' user event includes insights on constraints-driven design and the emerging OVM verification methodology in an eye-catching program.
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April 13, 2012

U2U notebook: five sources of EDA growth… and golf clubs

Mentor Graphics' CEO Wally Rhines picked out the trends he says can boost design productivity and drive growth for tools vendors at the company's Silicon Valley User2User conference
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April 2, 2012

Mixed-signal for the rest of us from Triad

The specialist AMS foundry Triad Semiconductor has married its ViaASIC drag and drop libraries to Mentor Graphics' SystemVision design environment.