Solutions for Defense Electronics Supply Chain Challenges

Solutions for Defense Electronics Supply Chain Challenges
by Rahul Razdan on 12-08-2022 at 6:00 am

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“The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.”

— Napoleon

Logistics is even more important today than it was in the early 1800’s. Further, the effectiveness of Defense systems is increasingly driven by sophisticated electronics. As the recent Ukraine conflict reveals, weapons such as precision munitions,… Read More


Are EDA companies failing System PCB customers?

Are EDA companies failing System PCB customers?
by Rahul Razdan on 10-31-2022 at 6:00 am

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Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a critical industry which enables the development of electronic systems.  Traditionally, EDA has been bifurcated into two distinctive market segments: Semiconductor and Systems (PCB).   If one were to look at the EDA industry in the early 1970’s, one would find significant capabilities… Read More


The Increasing Gap between Semiconductor Companies and their Customers

The Increasing Gap between Semiconductor Companies and their Customers
by Rahul Razdan on 10-19-2022 at 6:00 am

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Semiconductors sit at the heart of the electronics revolution, and the scaling enabled by Moore’s law has had a transformational impact on electronics as well as society.   Traditionally, the relationship between semiconductor companies and their customers has been a function of the volume driven by the customer.  In very … Read More


The Increasing Gaps in PLM Systems with Handling Electronics

The Increasing Gaps in PLM Systems with Handling Electronics
by Rahul Razdan on 10-10-2022 at 6:00 am

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Product LifeCycle Management (PLM) systems have shown incredible value for integrating the enterprise with a single view of the product design, deployment, maintenance, and end-of-life processes.  PLM systems have traditionally grown from the mechanical design space, and this still forms their strength.

Meanwhile, due… Read More


The Growing Chasm in Electronic System Design

The Growing Chasm in Electronic System Design
by Rahul Razdan on 01-07-2021 at 10:00 am

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Since the formation of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry in the 1970s, Moore’s law has increased functionality onto a semiconductor die dramatically.  In response,  EDA tools for semiconductor design have also grown in functionality and the design processes for semiconductors have moved forward at a breakneck… Read More


The Coming Evolution in Electronics Design Automation

The Coming Evolution in Electronics Design Automation
by Rahul Razdan on 01-05-2021 at 10:00 am

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Electronics design mega-trends have been a transformational force for the world. As shown in blue in Figure 1, the first wave of electronics consisted of centralized computing and the leaders in the field included companies such as IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Wang, and others.  Fundamentally, these technologies… Read More