EDA CEO Outlook 2017

EDA CEO Outlook 2017
by Daniel Nenni on 04-28-2017 at 7:00 am

A long standing tradition has returned to EDA: The CEO Outlook sponsored by ESDA (formerly EDAC) which alone is worth the price of membership! Not only do you get a free meal, the event included quality networking time with the semiconductor elite. In the past, financial analysts moderated this event holding the CEO’s feet to the… Read More


SNUG 2017 Keynote: Aart de Geus on EDA Fusion!

SNUG 2017 Keynote: Aart de Geus on EDA Fusion!
by Daniel Nenni on 03-30-2017 at 7:00 am

I spoke with Aart before his SNUG keynote and found him to be very relaxed and upbeat about EDA and our future prospects which reminded me of my first ever (cringe-worthy) blog, “EDA is Dead”. Now, eight years later, we have what Aart calls “EDA Fusion” to thank for the reemergence of EDA as a semiconductor superpower, absolutely.… Read More


Aart de Geus, Technomics and #53DAC

Aart de Geus, Technomics and #53DAC
by Daniel Payne on 05-29-2016 at 8:00 pm

The number one EDA+IP vendor in our industry today is Synopsys, and their eloquent leader is Aart de Geus, so I expect that the Monday interview at #53DAC on June 6th will be well attended and worthwhile to witness in the DAC Pavilion, start time is 11:30AM, so arrive early to get a seat. One of Aart’s coined words is Technomics,… Read More


IoT or Smart Everything?

IoT or Smart Everything?
by Daniel Payne on 03-31-2016 at 12:00 pm

I just attended a keynote presentation at SNUG from Aart de Geus, CEO of Synopsys. This event is well attended with some 2,500 people that are learning from the 96 presentations on all things Synopsys, semiconductor. IP, and foundry trends. There are big name sponsors like: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung, socioeconomic, TSMC, Fujitsu,… Read More


Are AI Powered Robot Soldiers Coming?

Are AI Powered Robot Soldiers Coming?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-08-2016 at 12:00 pm

2016 will be another defining year for semiconductors and it all starts with the Industry Strategy Symposium in Half Moon Bay next week. If you have not attended one of these you should definitely put it on your bucket list. Not only do you get to hang out in a five star cliff side resort, you get to mingle with semiconductor royalty and… Read More


The EDAC Wally Rhines Roast (video)

The EDAC Wally Rhines Roast (video)
by Daniel Nenni on 11-17-2015 at 7:00 am

Last week was the EDAC Phil Kaufman award dinner. It was much more like a roast, probably because Wally has a great sense of humor and as Aart de Geus said, “Wally is a cool cat to have a beer with…” Aart is right of course, hanging with Wally is one of my favorite work things to do.

The place was lousy with media people so I will try and add some… Read More


Synopsys Q3 Results

Synopsys Q3 Results
by Paul McLellan on 08-20-2015 at 7:00 am

Synopsys announced their quarterly results this afternoon. It is the end of their Q3 (yes, they are not on the regular calendar year. Neither, for that matter, is Mentor who announce tomorrow). On the earnings call Aart started off:Good afternoon. I’m happy to report that our third quarter results were very strong, as we achievedRead More


The Best Conversations You Missed at #52DAC!

The Best Conversations You Missed at #52DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-17-2015 at 7:00 pm

The CEO Fireside Chats were my very favorite part of #52DAC. Dr. Walden Rhines, Lip-Bu Tan, and Dr. Aart de Geus are heroes of the EDA industry, absolutely. I saw all three Fireside Chats and the one word that I’m left with is INSPIRED! … Read More


I Don’t Know Much About Aart…

I Don’t Know Much About Aart…
by Paul McLellan on 06-15-2015 at 7:00 am

Actually, like anyone who has been in EDA for more than a decade or two (or three) I know quite a bit about Aart. But I still learned quite a bit about his views at the Fireside Chat at DAC where Ed Sperling talked to Aart for three-quarters of an hour.

Aart has a great talent at taking various small trends in the industry and aggregating … Read More


SoC’s Shift Left Needs Software Integrity

SoC’s Shift Left Needs Software Integrity
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-05-2015 at 3:00 pm

Since Aart de Geus, co-CEO and co-founder of Synopsys, gave his keynote at the Synopsys User Group (SNUG) conference in Silicon Valley last March, I’ve been hearing a lot more about the “Shift Left” in semiconductor design. Although I couldn’t attend Synopsys’ 25[SUP]th[/SUP]SNUG, I found some short videos on the Synopsys website… Read More