Siemens intends the acquisition of Mentor Graphics

Siemens and Mentor Graphics signed an agreement on the takeover of Mentor by Siemens for $ 37.25 per share in cash on November 14, 2016.This equates to an enterprise value of $ 4.5 billion. The Mentor Board of Directors supports Siemens' takeover offer and recommends that shareholders approve and accept the agreement.Details about this very notable news, which concerns our member mentor and the EDA industry in Germany, can be read

AENEAS Agenda 2016 has been published

On October 18, 2016 AENEAS published its strategic research agenda. The "AENEAS Strategic Agenda" describes  describes the ambitions of the AENEAS members in co-operative R&D&I activities, together with the anticipated contributions in resolving societal challenges and creating economic value for Europe. It builds on the Vision, Mission and Strategy (VMS) on R&D in European Micro-and Nanoelectronics, issued previously by AENEAS together with CATRENE back in 2013. The document is available at the AENEAS-Webpage.

News from ECSEL and PENTA regarding new projects

A few days ago the Joint Undertaking ECSEL has published its Multi-Annual Strategic Plan 2016 (MASP) and the corresponding  Work Plan 2016 (WP). From the latter one the ECSEL-Calls for 2016 (release of both calls on March 15) will be derived. At the ECSEL Brokerage Event on January 26-27 in Strasbourg further information is expected. As in the last years edacentrum represents its members on this event and will collect information. Furthermore AENEAS is pleased to announce the first call by the new PENTA EUREKA cluster. Deadline for the  submission oft the project outline is March 15. The edacentrum will support any initiation of your projects appropriate for these calls as it did during the preparation of the underlying strategies and roadmaps. Contact us.

EDA Achievement Award 2016 is offered as a reward

The EDA Achievement Award 2016 is now offered as reward. Propose someone or apply for it until February 22, 2016. Details (in German only) can be found in the "Auslobung des EDA Achievent Awards 2016". The reward will be lend during the edaWorkshop16 (May 11-12, 2016) in Hannover.

Mikrochip ABC - Exciting world of microelectronics for pupils

Dresden - Thrill adolescents for high technology! On its 350 richly illustrated pages the “Microchip ABC” explains how microelectronics works, illustrates the path from sand to chip, illuminates the technology history and shows how semiconductor technology to the entire economy and society radiates. With its vivid 3D graphics and the new didactic approach experienced business and science journalists present a view on sophisticated high-tech to raise young people’s understanding. The edacentrum has supported this exciting project with advice as well as financial donation. Further information (in German only).

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