In the third and final (for now) part of this series on the EDA design tool vendors, I’d like to take a closer look at Cadence Design Systems. This is probably the most interesting of the three from both an industry perspective as well as an investment perspective for a variety of reasons. With that said I’d like to first provide some … Read More
From chip IP vendor ARM Holdings to semiconductor foundry Taiwan Semiconductor, there have been many winners from the mobile device revolution that was sparked by Apple’s introduction of the iPhone. However, while these big-ticket names get all the fame and glory, the electronic design automation space (“EDA” for short) is … Read More
As a blogger in the EDA industry I get to write every week, however I also end up reading every blog on SemiWiki plus multiple other sites to keep current on what’s happening in our business. I thought that it would be informative to look at Cadence Design Systems and how they are using blogging to talk not just about their own EDA… Read More
Well, despite all the arguments in the blogosphere about what process node palladium’s silicon is, and whether the design team is competent, and why it reports into sales…Cadence has announced their latest big revision of Palladium. Someone seems to be able to get things done. Of course it is bigger and faster and … Read More
Cadence is a DAC anchor, everyone will visit their booth, so lets look at their technical sessions and put our agendas together. Lets start with the breakfast/lunch sessions because Cadence usually puts out quite a spread, we all gotta eat and free food tastes even better:
We will soon start to see the quarterly financial reporting installments of the “Big 3” public EDA companies. I predict they will be as boring as usual. I am not sure if I would want it any differently though.
Back in the 90s there were times when it was truly interesting to wait to see what Cadence, Mentor, or later Synopsys, might announce.… Read More
Hard to believe a year has gone by since the big announcement of the Cadence Blueprint toBattle ‘Profitability Gap’; Counters Semiconductor Industry’s Greatest Threat! Having spent more time on it that I should have, here is my opinion on EDA360 on its first anniversary.
Richard Georing did a very nice anniversary piece “Ten Key… Read More
The corporate raiders are still throwing rocks at Mentor Graphics. I have followed this reality show VERY closely and find their latest assault seriously counterproductive. Disinformation is common in EDA but I expected more from Carl Icahn and the Raiderettes. They are quite the drama queens. Here is a billion dollar question:… Read More