56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA

56th DAC – In Depth Look at Analog IP Migration from MunEDA
by Tom Simon on 07-31-2019 at 10:00 am

Every year at DAC, in addition to the hubbub of the exhibit floor and the relatively short technical sessions, there are a number of tutorials that dive in depth into interesting topics. At the 56th DAC in Las Vegas this year, MunEDA offered an interesting tutorial on Analog IP migration and optimization. This is a key issue for large… Read More


#56thDAC Discussion on Calibre in the Cloud Brings Sunshine to SOC Developers

#56thDAC Discussion on Calibre in the Cloud Brings Sunshine to SOC Developers
by Tom Simon on 06-20-2019 at 10:00 am

It was inevitable that EDA applications would meet the cloud. EDA has a long history of creating some of the most daunting compute challenges. This arises from employing current generation chips to design the next generation chips. Despite growing design complexity, many tools have kept pace and even reduced runtimes from generation… Read More


DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!

DAC 2019 Will Be Even More IP Friendly!
by Eric Esteve on 01-21-2019 at 12:00 pm

DAC 2019 will take place in Las Vegas (June 2-6) this year before moving back to San Francisco in 2020 and for the next 5 years. Considering the various rumors about merging the conference, or even the end of DAC, this is a very good news! Not only for Design Automation, but, as we will see, for the IP industry.

In fact, if we look at the exhibitor… Read More


Mentor Calibre Panel

Mentor Calibre Panel
by Alex Tan on 07-09-2018 at 12:00 pm

Getting your tape-out done on time is hard, but can it be made easier? That was the main topic of Mentor’s Calibre Panel held at DAC 2018, attended by a few key players in IC design ecosystem: Bob Stear, VP of Marketing at Samsung represented the foundry side; from the IP side, Prasad Subramaniam, VP of eSilicon for R&D and Technology;… Read More


DAC 2018 Potpourri

DAC 2018 Potpourri
by Alex Tan on 07-03-2018 at 12:00 pm

The venue
Despite of being held at the new three-story Moscone West building, this year 55th DAC in San Francisco bore many similarities as compared with last year’s. Similar booth decors and floorplan positioning of the big two, Synopsys and Cadence, which were across of each other and right next to the first floor entrance –although… Read More


Mentor & Phoenix Software Shed Light on Integrated Photonics Design Rule Checking

Mentor & Phoenix Software Shed Light on Integrated Photonics Design Rule Checking
by Mitch Heins on 07-10-2017 at 12:00 pm

Just prior to the opening of the 54[SUP]th[/SUP] Design Automation Conference, Mentor, a Siemens company, and PhoeniX Software issued a press release announcing a new integration between their tools to help designers of photonic ICs (PICs) to close the loop for manufacturing sign-off verification. This is a significant piece… Read More


AI Being Used from Probing to Simulation

AI Being Used from Probing to Simulation
by Daniel Payne on 06-06-2017 at 12:00 pm

The 54th annual DAC event is fast approaching, so I hope to see many of you in Austin on June 18-21. The phrases Machine Learning and AI are growing in all areas of software, so I’m glad to see it appearing in more EDA tool offerings over the past year or so. One company that I plan to visit at DAC is Platform Design Automation because… Read More


Attending DAC in Austin for Free

Attending DAC in Austin for Free
by Daniel Payne on 04-23-2017 at 7:00 am

I’ve been attending DAC since the late 1980’s and can tell you that it’s an annual highlight for me and anyone else interested in the EDA, IP and semiconductor industries. Where else can you see most of the big and little vendors of EDA software, semiconductor IP and foundries in one place? I recently blogged aboutRead More


Joe Costello and Other Luminaries Keynote at DAC

Joe Costello and Other Luminaries Keynote at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 03-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

The most charismatic EDA CEO that I have ever witnessed is Joe Costello, who formed Cadence by merging SDA (Solomon Design Automation) and ECAD (known for DRC with Dracula). You will be impressed with his Monday keynote at DACon June 19th, starting at 9:15AM. Joe has long since left the EDA world and is currently the CEO of a company… Read More