By Ed Sperling
Mentor Graphics’ numbers showed positive growth for the quarter ended Oct. 31. Revenues increased to $250.5 million from $238.9 million in the same period in 2010. Net income was $27.4 million, up from $24.3 million in 2010. Even more important, bookings were up 20% year over year, with a 55% increase in the design-to-silicon category. http://www.mentor.comcompany/news/upload/Q3FY2012-earnings_pdf Mentor also integrated its Inflexion user interface into the standard GENIVI infotainment base platform. When cars talk, people listen.
Synopsys rolled out a new version of its FPGA-based prototyping tools, improving performance and allowing faster design revisions. The rollout also includes improved debug capabilities throughout the entire design cycle. 0
Tensilica won a deal with Skyviia, a Taiwanese company that develops multimedia ICs, for its HiFi Audio DSP core. This moves Tensilica further into the Android and portable multimedia markets.
ARM also made a bigger push into Taiwan, expanding its R&D presence with a Hsinchu Design Center.