17th Si2 Conference – October 9 – Santa Clara, CA

17th Si2 Conference – October 9 – Santa Clara, CA
by Daniel Nenni on 09-11-2012 at 8:30 am

This conference will begin with a keynote address by my good friend Jim Hogan, EDA industry pioneer and venture capitalist. Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 35 years and is very candid about his experience and vision for the future of EDA. This keynote and Q&A alone is worth … Read More


Ajoy Bose and Hogan: SoC Realization

Ajoy Bose and Hogan: SoC Realization
by Paul McLellan on 08-13-2012 at 6:47 pm

Tomorrow night in Sunnyvale at the National Institute of Technology Alumni meeting, Ajoy Bose and Jim Hogan will talk about different aspects of SoC Realization. I’ve been saying for some time that design is changing and the block level is really where the action is. That is the right level to put together a virtual platform… Read More


Milestones to Building a Successful Technology Software Company

Milestones to Building a Successful Technology Software Company
by Daniel Payne on 04-19-2012 at 11:04 pm

May 31, 2012 at Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA

Join us on May 31, 2012 for the first in a series of conversations exploring concepts and best practices for emerging companies. The first conversation will outline the critical milestones which must be conquered to take a start-up from early stages to a strong, growing, sustainable… Read More


Interoperability Forum

Interoperability Forum
by Paul McLellan on 12-03-2011 at 3:19 pm


Earlier this week I went to the Synopsys Interoperability Forum. The big news of the day turned out to be Synopsys wanting to be more than interoperable with Magma, but that only got announced after we’d all gone away.

Philippe Margashack of ST opened, reviewing his slides from a presentation at the same forum from 10 years … Read More


Nanometer Circuit Verification Forum

Nanometer Circuit Verification Forum
by Daniel Nenni on 08-29-2011 at 2:33 pm

Verifying circuits on advanced process nodes has always been difficult, and it’s no easier with today’s nanometer CMOS processes. There’s a great paradox in nanometer circuit design and verification. Designers achieve their greatest differentiation when they implement analog, mixed-signal, RF and custom … Read More


48th Annual Design Automation Conference

48th Annual Design Automation Conference
by Daniel Nenni on 05-23-2011 at 8:08 am

The 48[SUP]th[/SUP] Design Automation Conference (DAC) is now upon us. DAC is billed as “the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions” for which I would have to agree with 100%.

The first DAC I attended was in 1984, Albuquerque New Mexico, which was one of the first to allow … Read More


Jim Cramer’s CNBC Mad Money on Cadence!

Jim Cramer’s CNBC Mad Money on Cadence!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-15-2009 at 6:10 pm

For those of you who follow the market and play EDA stocks this will be a shocker! Jim Cramer, former Hedge Fund Manager, co-founder of TheStreet.com, and host of the CNBC’s Mad Money did a piece last week on Cadence. Apparently he did NOT read my piece on EDA being DEAD:


Cramer’s Wednesday “Tech Spec” pickswas Cadence Design SystemsRead More