Celebrating 40 Years of Email & Ray Tomlinson

Who is Ray Tomlinson, and what is he famous for? Tomlinson invented email 40 years ago this summer, in 1971. Tomlinson was born in New York state and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he participated in a program with IBM. Tomlinson received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from RPI in 1963. After…

Freescale & Wind River Formalize Collaboration

AUSTIN, Texas & ALAMEDA, Calif. — Freescale Semiconductor and Wind River have signed an agreement that reinforces the companies’ longstanding collaboration and provides advanced software solutions for QorIQ and PowerQUICC customers across Wind River’s industry-leading embedded operating systems. The agreement broadens availability and improves time-to-market for developer solutions engineered to optimize the performance, ease-of-use and…

EDA World Embracing IP Subsystems

After attending the 48th Design Automation Conference in San Diego last week, it was clear to me that the discussion around the trend towards IP Subsystems is real and has substance behind it. In fact, several IP and EDA vendors were discussing this idea, including Sonics, Synopsys, Cadence, Atrenta, ChipStart, and eSilicon, to name a…

Rocketick Secures Strategic Investment From NVIDIA

TEL AVIV, Israel — NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, 2011 – GPU-based logic simulation provider Rocketick has completed a strategic B-round investment led by NVIDIA, the Silicon Valley-based leader in visual and parallel computing. This marks NVIDIA's first strategic investment in Israel. In parallel, NVIDIA will become a product licensee of Rocktick's flagship product, RocketSim, the…

WIMM Announces Partnership With Foxconn

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — WIMM Labs, creators of an innovative platform to enable a new class of personal connected micro devices that deliver information at a glance in a wearable form factor, today announced a second round of financing from Hon Hai Precision Industries, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. “As digital information…

Apple: Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

Here we go again, right back where we've always been. In the 1980s the Apple Mac OS was the best operating system on the planet, and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} was heading toward a dominant share in the personal computer market. Microsoft's MS-DOS had a text interface with arcane commands rather than an easy-to-use graphical interface.…

MOSAID & Hynix Enter Patent License Agreements

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) today announced that it has concluded a patent portfolio license agreement with Hynix Semiconductor Inc. of Korea. In a separate purchase agreement, MOSAID has acquired a significant portfolio of patents and patent applications from Hynix. These two agreements follow the Memorandum of Understanding between MOSAID and Hynix which…

Mosaid Initiates Litigation Against Elpida

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) today announced that it has commenced patent infringement litigation against Elpida Memory, Inc. of Japan. Two other companies, Buffalo Inc. and Axiontech, are also named as defendants in the suit, which was filed on May 10, 2011, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of…

Automated Code Testing of Third-Party Software

To continue our discussion on the different forms of the software supply chain, this month we look at the best-practices for working with third-party software suppliers. (See: How to Work Better With the Open-Source Community.) The largely successful philosophy of why-build-when-you-can-buy has inspired Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) building software and systems to buy software components…