November 28, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2016. The company reported revenues of $322.5 million, GAAP earnings per share of $0.37 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.50.

Fiscal Third Quarter Performance

  • Book to bill was a record for a third quarter and solidly above 1.0 for the second consecutive quarter.
  • Annualized fee growth for top 10 renewals was 60 percent overall with fees from systems customers growing over 160 percent and those from integrated circuit (IC) customers growing 35 percent.
  • Average term length for renewals in the top 10 deals was 3.1 years.
  • Emulation product revenue, up 100 percent year over year, included 4 new...
November 21, 2016

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its OrCAD Capture has been enhanced to now include XJTAG DFT Assistant, an easy-to-use interface that significantly increases the design for test (DFT) and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design system. Developed by boundary-scan hardware and software tool supplier XJTAG, XJTAG DFT Assistant allows users to detect and correct JTAG errors at the design stage before the PCB is produced, preventing costly re-spins and project delays. For more information, visit www.orcad.com/xjtag-orcad.

“PCBs have become increasingly densely populated, and accessing pins under packages such as ball grid arrays (BGAs) has been virtually impossible,” said Kishore Karnane, product...

November 10, 2016

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has launched a new online training course, IPC Essentials, designed to enhance knowledge of IPC standards, the standards development process and how standards can be used on the factory floor. The course is now available on IPC’s online learning platform, IPC EDGE and was developed for new factory floor personnel as well as operators seeking certified IPC specialist (CIS) status.

Through animation and live video footage, “Stella,” an animated factory operator, navigates students through a brief history of IPC, the electronics industry, and how standards are used in printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing from design concept to a finished product and steps in between. Students will also learn how IPC...

November 7, 2016

In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (ICD), Australia, developer of the iCD Stackup and PDN Planner software, has released a new Termination Planner feature for its Stackup software.

The key pillars of high-speed design stability are stackup impedance, PDN impedance, and matched impedance. ICD currently has the first two issues covered with the Stackup and PDN Planner software. And now, the Termination Planner feature has also been introduced to complement the existing software.

 

“For perfect transfer of energy and to benefit from the highest possible bandwidth, the impedance of the driver must match the impedance of the...

November 3, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) today announced its new Xpedition® multi-board systems design solution which enables seamless concurrent multi-discipline team collaboration to efficiently manage increasing system complexity. The Xpedition flow maximizes team efficiency by eliminating redundant effort during the design process, and optimizes product performance and reliability with a data management infrastructure. This ensures data integrity and leverages reusable IP across all boards, connectors, and cables in the system. 

Mentor Graphics(R) new Xpedition(R) multi-board systems design...

October 18, 2016

Rigid-flex printed circuit boards are used everywhere in the electronics industry. They can be found in digital cameras, hearing aids, pacemakers, health trackers, and many more products.

A rigid-flex design typically consists of multiple inner layers of flexible circuits, in addition to the rigid regions typical to everyday PCBs. This unique form introduces a distinct set of design challenges.

This video from Mentor Graphics will demonstrate how correct-by-construction design technology simplifies the creation process of rigid-flex circuits, allowing designers to focus on optimizing form factor and quality.

 

October 13, 2016

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance (formerly EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 5.6% for Q2 2016 to $2.0 billion, compared to $1.9 billion in Q2 2015. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 3.6%.

"Industry revenue reflected solid growth in Q2, including increases in the Americas and double-digit increases in Asia-Pacific andJapan," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the ESD Alliance MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Product categories CAE, Semiconductor IP, IC Physical Design & Verification, and PCB & MCM all reported...

September 29, 2016

Distributor Farnell element14, in partnership with Altium, has released version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio; the package is a full professional PCB design tool with schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management. It is now available at a price point of €957 / £753.

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September 28, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that Siemens Building Technologies has deployed Mentor's SystemVision product with Siemens printed circuit board to (PCB) design teams around the world, providing an upfront, mechatronic simulation environment and a qualified, central library for the Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise PCB design flow. Early simulation using the SystemVision tool allows designers to make design decisions regarding component tradeoffs, find design mistakes, and verify their designs before PCB layout. The central library allows teams to exchange projects around the world, which eliminates errors due to using different libraries and tools for simulation and PCB layout.

The SystemVision multi-discipline collaboration environment lets designers at Siemens...

September 16, 2016

The Evolution of Altium: Road to a Record-Breaking Year

September 14, 2016 | Judy Warner, I-Connect007


Chris Donato, VP of sales for Altium Americas, sat down with me recently to discuss what he and Altium have been up to lately, where they came from (Australia) and what the future holds for Altium. This company has evolved from flying well under the radar during the acquisition frenzy of the ‘80s, to achieving a record $100 million in sales for fiscal year 2016.

Judy Warner: Chris, it's great to speak with you. I'm excited to hear about Altium and what you're doing. Let’s start by telling our readers about yourself, your background, and how you came to be the...

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