Nusym Technology Inc. Verification startup gets $8 million in funding. Functional verification EDA tool startup Nusym Technology Inc. said Wednesday (Sept. 10) it raised $8 million in series B financing. The funding round was led by Voyager Capital, and included participation from Simmons Goodspeed Investment Management, an undisclosed public company, and previous investors Woodside Fund and Draper Richards, Nusym (Los Gatos, Calif.). The company said it would use the funding to refine and introduce its intelligent verification product line. The product line is currently being evaluated on leading edge designs at Nusym's semiconductor partners, the company said. As a result of the funding, Daniel Ahn of Voyager Capital will join Nusym's board of directors.
Ponté Solutions (formerly E-Z-CAD), a company focused on bridging the gap between design and manufacturing in order to enable defect-tolerant IC design, was recently acquired by Mentor Graphics.
Semi Solutions is continuing its progress in validating its solution for the leakage problem in the semiconductor industry. The company is now testing its second-round Test Chip. Measurements to date indicate that the basic concepts of the technology seem to work. At the same time, they are learning that the early predictive models they developed about two years ago were incomplete and, now that they are getting actual device data, further work is required to optimize the applicability of their inventions. Semi Solutions now has access to both IBM and TSMC models on their advanced CMOS processes. By combining all this information, they are advancing the development of our technology. Two US patents have been granted, including one protecting the basic invention. Six more are in the works. Financially, the company is continuing with its “zero burn-rate” management. Their cash balance represents 44% of the initial investment that was made in April 2007, the balance having been spent on test chip fabrications and legal fees (mostly on patent work).
Veodia, an agile video service that enhances daily work communications, today announced a partnership with Jive Software, an enterprise collaboration software provider. Veodia will bring its high-quality streaming video capabilities to the company's flagship product, Clearspace, allowing its users to interact more effectively with video-enriched collaboration. The integration will be unveiled on the show floor and at the Launch Pad session during the 2008 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, June 9 - 12, 2008. With this partnership, Jive's Clearspace users can collaborate and communicate using high-quality video. Veodia's plug-in will seamlessly integrate into existing workflows, allowing users to create and consume video within Jive's Clearspace product line and enhance postings with video in a matter of moments. The Veodia platform is designed with the enterprise requirements in mind, providing a reliable, secure and scalable service that can be integrated into a variety of business processes...read more.
eASIC delivers 45nm zero mask-charge new ASIC family. Leveraging the rapid success of its award winning 90nm Nextreme ASIC Products, eASIC Corporation announces its next generation Nextreme-2 Family – the semiconductor industry’s first 45nm, zero mask-charge New ASIC family. The Nextreme-2 Family delivers on eASIC’s promise of affordable silicon customization, enabling the design of custom chips using state-of-the-art 45nm technology and the delivery of working devices in only six-weeks. eASIC is currently engaged with early access customers, and mainstream availability will commence in the fourth quarter of 2008...read more.
Yoggie Security Systems named as finalist for CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards 2008 for its innovative Gatekeeper Pico Pro™ technology. Winning a CNET Networks UK Business Technology Award has become one of the most soughtafter accolades for all those involved in business technology in the UK. The Awards continue to attract entries from the entire spectrum of user organisations and technology companies whether they are a small start-up, vertical specialist or technology giant...read more.
Spectros closed a technology agreement with Caliper Life Sciences (NASDAQ:CALP) for undisclosed terms. Under this agreement, Caliper will have access to certain optical technologies related to optical imaging in drug discovery and clinical life sciences. Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. engages in the sale of products, services, and integrated systems consisting of instruments, software, and reagents to life sciences biomedical and pharmaceutical researchers worldwide. Spectros markets and licenses advanced molecular sensing and imaging devices that shed light on ischemia and cancer, and out-licenses technology to biotech concerns outside of our clinical product line. Spectros anticipates additional service, technology, or licensing to be closed with other life sciences concerns in the coming year.
Luidia Inc., a leading provider of innovative interactive whiteboard systems, announces the release of a new version of eBeam® software for interactive projection environments in classrooms. eBeam Interact v.2.1 provides new and improved functionality, such as Screen Recording and Scrapbook Image Writer, and allows teachers to access easily an extensive online image gallery. The upgraded screen recording feature allows users to: record everything that happens on the desktop and include voice tracks from the computer’s microphone, playback instantly in the eBeam movie player, and then save the recordings as .avi, .wmv, or .swf (Flash) movies...read more.