Peter Clarke, EE Times(11/08/2007 10:59 AM EST) LONDON
— Duolog Technologies Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland) a provider of 802.11 wireless LAN intellectual property and design services, with offices in Dublin, Galway, and Budapest, Hungary has changed into an EDA company.
Duolog, founded in 1999, has grown to about 130 staff and has developed both design services and intellectual property block business models, however it is found its greatest success with licensing of verification and validation tools that automate the insertion of IP blocks into system-chips.
Ray Bulger, founder and CEO of Duolog, said that the IP business model had proved problematic in the wireless LAN space with all but the smallest companies refusing to pay royalties, preferring to try and cut one-off license deals, and a large number of chip companies taking other companies chips rather than develop SoCs.
But while Duolog found some resistance to its IP block business model it found tools that it had developed internally we're being requested.
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