What was the first EDA company name that came to your mind after reading that title?
At Forbes magazine they rated both Mentor Graphics and Synopsys in the top 25 best companies for work life balance.
That’s quite an honor for both Mentor and Synopsys so I can say that EDA dominated the list this year.
Here are some of the factors… Read More
If Cadence is making money with large VIP port-folio, Synopsys has successfully deployed an acquisition strategy to build a large Design IP port-folio. Looking at these acquisitions will help understanding Synopsys positioning in the IP market. When they have started this acquisition campaign, back in 2002, their market share… Read More
The last of the current series of webinars is on Sentinel-PSI,IC-Package, Power and Signal Integrity Solution. It will be at 11am Pacific time on Thursday 11th August. It will be conducted by Dr. Tao Su, product manager of the Sentinel products. Dr. Su has many years of experience in the EDA industry and is specialized in power integrity… Read More
SNUG in Silicon Valley was in March so either you were there or you’ve missed it. But it is the summer (and fall) of SNUG in the rest of the world:
SNUG China (in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen) on August 22nd-30th
SNUG Singapore on August 23rd
SNUG Taiwan (in Hsinchu) on August 25-26th
SNUG Japan (in Tokyo) on September 7th
SNUG … Read More
Formal verification has grown in importance as designs have grown and it has become necessary to face up to the theoretical impossibility of using simulation to get complete coverage along with the practical impossibility of simulating enough to even get close.
There are a number of solvers for what is called satisfiability (SAT)… Read More
The webinar on CPS (chip-package-system) is on Tuesday 9th August at 11am Pacific time. It will be conducted by Christopher Ortiz, Principal Application Engineer at Apache Design Solutions. Dr. Ortiz has been with Apache since 2007, supporting the Sentinel product line. Prior to Apache he worked at Agere / LSI, where he investigated… Read More
The PathFinder webinar will be at 11am Pacific time on Thursday 4th August. It will be conducted by Karthik Srinivasan, Senior Applications Engineer at Apache Design Solutions. Mr. Srinivasan has over four years of experience in the EDA industry, focusing on die, system, and cross-domain analysis. His professional interests… Read More
I met with Jeff Wilson, Product Marketing Manager at Mentor in the Calibre product group to learn more about Smart Fill versus Dummy Fill for DFM flows. Jeff works in the Wilsonville, Oregon office and we first meet at Silicon Compilers back in the 1990’s.
This diagram shows an IC layout layer on the left as originally… Read More
The Totem webinar will be at 11am on Tuesday 2nd August. This session will be conducted by Karan Sahni, Senior Applications Engineer at Apache Design Solutions. Karan has been with Apache since 2008, supporting the Redhawk, Totem, Sentinel product lines. He received his MS in Electrical Engineering from the Syracuse University… Read More