Why do all three big EDA companies have user group meetings in India? The answer is to grow the EDA market in India because so many multi-national companies have engineers in India doing SoC, and IP design work. In my 35 years of IC design and EDA experience I’ve had the pleasure of working with and knowing many engineers and managers from India.
According to an EDAC report the software industry in India has been growing from humble beginnings over the past two decades:
- Call centers
- Data management
- Accounting software
- Market analysis and consulting
- Medical diagnostics
- Semiconductor design
- CAD in auto and aerospace application
Source: EDAC Report
Here are the big three EDA user group meetings:
Next month in Bangalore, India you can attend the Mentor meeting and learn from all of the technical sessions, watch product demonstrations, then network with other IC design professionals.
The two big-name speakers are Walden Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics, along with Taher Madraswala, SR VP of Engineering at Open-Silicon.
Walden Rhines, Mentor Graphics
Taher Madraswala, Open-Silicon
There are 24 presentations divided across four tracks:
- System Design (Aricent, HCL, Honeywell, L&T Infotech, Harman)
- Functional Verification (Cypress Semi, Microsemi, Vitesse Semi, Ericsson, Xilinx)
- Physical Verification (Xilinx, AMD, IBM, STMicroelectronics, ARM, Broadcom)
- IC Implementation and Test (AMD, STMicroelectronics, Cypress Semi, ARM)
Mr. Rhines will speak about The Big Squeeze, how to keep the progress of Moore’s Law by showing a mathematical basis for the challenge, using a dry sense of humor, and showing a roadmap of what the future may bring for the next decade in semiconductor design.
Conference Advisory Board
Organizing such a large conference requires many volunteers, and the 24 technical presentations were selected by nine members of a Conference Advisory Board, represented by the following companies: Marvell, Xilinx, Qualcomm, Intel, STMicroelectronics, Open Silicon, Freescale, Wipro Technologies and Honeywell.
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