I did not know Dr. Sanjay Jha prior to this meeting but I certainly knew of him from his time at Qualcomm. It seemed a bit odd for me to fly to Dresden to meet a man that is based here in Silicon Valley but that made the meeting all that more interesting. Especially after finding out the German Chancellor Angela Merkel would also be visiting… Read More
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I visited the Magwelbooth at DACin June and chatted with Dundar Dumlugol the CEO about their EDA tools that enable 3D co-simulation and extraction. Since then I’ve made contact with their CTO, Dr. Wim Schoenmaker to better understand what it’s like to start up and run an EDA company. Magwel’s history goes back… Read More
One of the best things about being part of SemiWiki is the exposure to new technologies and the people behind them. SemiWiki now works with more than 35 companies and I get to spend time with each and every one of them. Much like I do, IROC Technologies works closely with the foundries and the top semiconductor companies so it was a pleasure… Read More
Invarian is an interesting EDA company that sees a niche market opening in the physical verification space. There are a number of converging factors driving this opportunity. Electromigration and voltage-drop for full-chip analysis demands SPICE level accuracy with fast runtimes. Invarian solves that problem with macro … Read More
I recently had the opportunity to interview Jason Xing, Ph.D., CEO and President of ICScape, Inc. Below is a subset of the nearly two hour long interview.
How did you first become involved in EDA?
My EDA career started in the mid-90s when I started working on my PhD thesis at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. My thesis… Read More
Most EDA companies sell tools into the main chip design and implementation flow such as simulation, synthesis, place & route, custom design and mask data prep. Atrenta is different. Nothing the company sells is in this main design flow. Instead, Atrenta focuses on pre-synthesis design analysis and optimization. Everything… Read More
Calypto announced that Sanjiv Kaul is the new CEO. I first met Sanjiv many years ago when he was still at Synopsys when I interviewed for a position there around the time I transitioned out of Compass and went back to the parent company VLSI. I forget what the position was. Then about three or four years ago when I did some work for Oasys… Read More