Nine Cost Considerations to Keep IP Relevant

Nine Cost Considerations to Keep IP Relevant
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-27-2015 at 12:00 pm

It’s about 15 years the concept of IP development and its usage took place. In the recent past the semiconductor industry witnessed start of a large number of IP companies across the globe. However, according to Gary Smith’s presentation before the start of 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] DAC, IP business is expected to remain stagnant for next… Read More


In Memoriam Gary Smith

In Memoriam Gary Smith
by Paul McLellan on 07-12-2015 at 8:00 pm

EDA rallied today for one of their own, without caring which company any of us worked for. We even got together in a ballroom in the San Jose Doubletree that I’m sure many of us have been in many times to endure way too many powerpoint slides at EDA conferences held there over the years. The instructions were to wear orange. At least… Read More


Gary Smith Passed Away Last Friday

Gary Smith Passed Away Last Friday
by Paul McLellan on 07-07-2015 at 1:02 pm

I expect most of you have already heard the sad news through other channels: Gary Smith died last Friday, July 3rd, from pneumonia in Flagstaff, Arizona.

I must have first met Gary back in Dataquest days when I was at VLSI Technology. Gartner then acquired Dataquest and eventually shut down the EDA practice and laid Gary off. He then… Read More


SmartDV at DAC and More

SmartDV at DAC and More
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-02-2015 at 7:00 am

As we are aware about SmartDV Technologies, a fast emerging company in IP space with offices in Bangalore and San Diego, its booth in 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] DACwas located at a prominent position in front of DAC Pavilion on the exhibits floor. So, most of the crowd coming to attend sessions in DAC Pavilion had a glimpse of SmartDV. I met DeepakRead More


Predictions about EDA and IP at #52DAC

Predictions about EDA and IP at #52DAC
by Daniel Payne on 06-10-2015 at 4:00 am

On Sunday night at DAC this week I sat in the front row and listened to Gary Smith give his predictions about EDA and IP as an industry. His financial forecast was a $6.8B industry in 2015, growing to $9B in 2019. An ideal company for Wall Street to invest in would have slow and steady growth. If you add semiconductor IP into the forecast… Read More


Electronic System Level: Gary Smith

Electronic System Level: Gary Smith
by Paul McLellan on 08-12-2013 at 5:07 pm

Gary Smith has been talking about how the electronic system level (ESL) is where the future of EDA lies as design teams move up to higher levels encompassing IP blocks, high level synthesis, software development using virtual platforms and so on. At DAC this year in Austin he talked about how the fact that EDA controls the modeling… Read More


DAC: Gary Smith: Don’t Give Away Your Models

DAC: Gary Smith: Don’t Give Away Your Models
by Paul McLellan on 06-06-2013 at 4:10 am

As is now traditional, Gary Smith kicked off DAC proper (there were workshops earlier and some co-located conferences started days before). He started by dismissing the idea that it costs $170M to do an SoC design.

In fact he looked at 3 different cases. Firstly, the completely unconstrained design. Well, no design is completely… Read More


Gary Smith on the Apache acquisition

Gary Smith on the Apache acquisition
by Paul McLellan on 07-20-2011 at 4:44 pm

Gary Smith has a note out about the Apache acquisition by Ansoft (unfortunately if you get his email newsletter the link there takes you to the wrong article but it really is here or here as pdf). Most of the note actually describes the acquisition and the Apache product line which won’t reveal much new to anyone here.

He regards… Read More