EDA Companies Respond to the Call for SiP Design Tools

Functional density is driving system-in-package (SiP) technology for rapidly changing markets such as cellular wireless and wireless mobility products. Revenue for SiP contract manufacturers is expected to reach $747.9 million by 2007, according to a study by Semico Research Corporation. SiPs have been produced for years by a handful of companies who specialized in the process, notes Keith Felton, products marketing group director, Cadence Design Systems. However, EDA tools for SiPs have not. Last week, Cadence Design Systems, Optimal Corporation, and RIO Design Automation each launched new tool sets to address SiP design issues across the entire process.

(July 5, 2006) PASADENA, CA &#151 Arrowhead Research announced that their subsidiary, NanoPolaris, acquired substantially all of the assets of Unidym a Los Angeles-based developer of carbon nanotube-based electronics. Founder George Gruener, Ph.D., will become chief technical officer of the combined company. NanoPolaris assembled exclusive commercial rights to nanotube materials and processes developed at the California Institute of Technology, University of California at Los Angeles, Duke, Pennsylvania State University, and others &#151 consolidating technologies and intellectual property (IP) in the carbon nanotube field.


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