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Distribution performance 'reassuring' says ecsn, but sales drop from March 2015
10.06.2015 - 22:43

Figures released by the AFDEC group within the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) show showed that total monthly billings increased by 2% compared to April 2014. The increase was accompanied by an increase in the book to bill ratio, with the semiconductor and electro-mechanical market sectors leading the way. However, while year on year...

Formal verification platform upgrade said to bring x15 performance boost
08.06.2015 - 23:40

Cadence has announced the next generation of its JasperGold formal verification platform. The solution blends Cadence's Incisive formal technology with JasperGold into a platform that is said to deliver an improvement in performance of up to 15x compared with previous solutions. The company acquired Jasper about a year ago, but has decide...

Altera lifts the lid on the Hyperflex FPGA architecture
08.06.2015 - 23:34

Two years after announcing Stratix 10 SoC FPGAs, Altera has disclosed more details about how the devices – being built on Intel's 14nm TriGate process – achieve the claimed performance. Alongside quad Cortex-A53 processors, the parts also take advantage of Intel's Embedded Multi Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) and what's ca...

Synopsys buys Atrenta, strengthens verification offering
08.06.2015 - 23:31

Synopsys is buying Atrenta in deal which is said to provide designers with a more comprehensive portfolio of silicon to software solutions for complex electronic systems. "Atrenta's demonstrated leadership in static and formal technologies is recognised throughout the EDA industry and its technology is used by design and verification...

UK office opened to support growing rental business
08.06.2015 - 23:27

Electronic test equipment specialist Electro Rent is establishing a UK office. Although the company has been servicing the UK market for the last 10 years from its European headquarters, increasing levels of business mean the UK office will be able to better support customers.  Electro Rent Europe's managing director David Saeys, pic...

Sixth generation processors launched
04.06.2015 - 22:48

AMD has launched its 6th Generation A-Series processor, described as the first high performance Accelerated Processing Unit in an SoC design.  AMD has launched its 6th Generation A-Series processor, described as the first high performance Accelerated Processing Unit in an SoC design. Codenamed 'Carrizo', the processor is said ...

Synthesis solution said to address SoC design productivity gap
03.06.2015 - 23:11

Looking to address the productivity challenges faced by RTL designers, Cadence has launched Genus Synthesis Solution. According to the company, Genus incorporates a multilevel massively parallel architecture that can deliver an improvement in synthesis throughput of up to five times. In addition, the tool can halve the number of iterations betwe...

Small and discreet data glasses for everyday use
03.06.2015 - 23:05

In a move intended to counter the lukewarm reception by consumers of products such as Google Glass, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, have developed a design which they say is small and unobtrusive. They also claim the glasses can correct farsightedness. Data glasses usually consist of a...

Micron launches 16Gbyte TLC NAND on 16nm process
03.06.2015 - 23:03

Micron Technology has expanded its flash storage portfolio with the addition of what it calls a 'purpose built solution for cost sensitive consumer applications seeking high performance and reliability'. The triple level cell (TLC) NAND device, built on Micron's 16nm process, is said to deliver features which suit applications lik...

Full colour OLEDs demonstrated with resolution of 640pixel/in
02.06.2015 - 22:33

Fujifilm and nanoelectronics research institute imec have demonstrated full colour OLEDs created using a jointly developed photoresist technology. The partners say this approach – which enables sub micron patterning – paves the way to producing high-resolution and large organic electroluminescent (EL) displays and establishing cost c...

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