The Week In Review: Design

System-Level Design Intel acquires Movidius and spins out McAfee; EDA market set to grow; IDE for Synopsys VDKs; modeling parasitic effects. M&A Intel will acquire Movidius, adding the company’s low-power vision processing unit to its growing computer vision efforts that include a depth-sensing camera and machine learning projects. At the same time, Intel is shedding cybersecurity unit McAfee (acquired in 2011 for $7.7 billion and re-named Intel Security in 2014). Intel will retain a 49% stake in the business with the 51% remaining held by investment firm TPG, a $3.1 billion cash deal. Markets According to Research and Markets, the global EDA market is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.52% during the period 2016-2020, with research and development investments a key driver. While the report says uncertain economic…


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