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Intel Capital Invests $77 million in Companies Around the World

Intel Capital announced 18 new investments totally around $77 million in companies world wide. Nine of the new investment are with US companies, while the rest are distributed throughout Europe and Asia. 2010 has also been an excellent year for Intel Capital portfolio companies. To date, 28 Intel Capital portfolio companies have exited in 2010 either through an IPO or acquisition.

Linaro gains momentum and demonstrates progress accelerating open source development

Linaro showcases progress and momentum for its collaborative embedded Linux organisation at ARM Techcon in Santa Clara. In a demonstration that shows Linaro delivering on its mission to make open source development easier, quicker and more optimized, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and TI will be showcasing multiple open source distributions, running on multiple SoCs using code or tools that have been enhanced by Linaro.

NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems Co-located With DAC

The 2011 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2011) will be co-located with the 48th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2011) and held June 6 through 9, 2011, in San Diego, California. The Conference is sponsored by the Society for Adaptive and Evolvable Hardware and Systems (ADEVO), and by the Bio-Inspired Technologies and Systems (BITS), of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Accellera: a Consortium of Achievers

Shishpal Rawat, Chairman of Accellera, is understandably proud of the organization he is guiding. His full time job as Director, Business Enabling Programs for Intel Capital Design Technology Solutions, keeps him quite busy. And yet, Shishpal finds time for Accellera because he believes in its mission and values the work the organization has done in its eleven years of existence.

Cadence Reports Good Q3 2010 Financial Results

Cadence reported third quarter 2010 revenue of $238 million, compared to revenue of $216 million reported for the same period in 2009. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $127 million, or $0.48 per share on a diluted basis in the third quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $14 million, or $(0.05) per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2009. Cadence's third quarter 2010 net income includes a $148 million income tax benefit related to the settlement of an Internal Revenue Service examination of Cadence's federal income tax returns for the tax years 2000 through 2002.

Linaro Names George Grey as CEO

Linaro, at its inaugural developer conference, announced that its board of directors has named George Grey as the company's chief executive officer. Grey’s 27-year career has included a number of software and hardware high-tech companies in Europe and the U.S. Prior to this role, he was founder and CEO of Mobicious, a mobile content start-up, and president and COO of SavaJe, a Java-based smart phone operating system.

STMicroelectronics Joins the IPL Alliance

The Interoperable PDK Libraries (IPL) Alliance announced today that STMicroelectronics has joined the Alliance as the first semiconductor board member. STMicroelectronics brings years of experience in multi-vendor analog/mixed-signal design flows to further the IPL Alliance's efforts in creating and promoting interoperable process design kit (iPDK) standards.

Lucio Lanza Joins Jasper Design Automation Board

Jasper Design Automation, announced that well-known investor and silicon pioneer Lucio Lanza has joined its board of directors.

Analysis of the EDAC's MSS Quarterly Report

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) has released its market statistics for the periods through 2Q10. The EDAC data show detailed product category and geographic revenues for the industry, to which I add bookings, industry forecast, and industry profitability comments.

SEMATECH Gate-Stack Symposium Identifies Post-22 nm Strategies

Participants at the recent 7th Annual International Symposium on Advanced Gate Stack Technology discussed strategies for implementing advanced logic and memory technologies for sub-16 nm node and beyond process technologies.