The Wild, Wild SEMICON West TechTALK – Joe Costello Speaks Out

The Wild, Wild SEMICON West TechTALK – Joe Costello Speaks Out
by Randy Smith on 07-25-2019 at 10:00 am

On July 9, 2019, I attended the TechTALK session hosted by Dave Kelf of Breker Systems, Inc. titled, “Applied AI in Design-to-Manufacturing.” I was happy to hear what Dave had put together for this since it is a topic I am keenly interested in and because I have known Dave personally through music and charitable activities we have … Read More


Verification 3.0 Holds it First Innovation Summit

Verification 3.0 Holds it First Innovation Summit
by Randy Smith on 03-26-2019 at 5:00 am

Last week I attended the first Verification 3.0 Innovation Summit held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara along with about 90 other interested engineers and former engineers (meaning marketing and sales people, like me). There was a great vibe and feel to the event as it exuded an energy level that I have not felt at an EDA event in years.… Read 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


Feed Your Mind and Body at 52nd DAC!

Feed Your Mind and Body at 52nd DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-10-2015 at 4:00 am

My beautiful wife and I attend the Design Automation Conference together whenever possible. More so now that she is the co-founder and CFO of SemiWiki. It is really nice for her to put a face to the invoices and personally thank our subscribers. Her first DAC was 1985 in Las Vegas. We were married for less than a year so it was like a secondRead More


A Brief History of Cadence Design Systems

A Brief History of Cadence Design Systems
by Daniel Nenni on 09-01-2012 at 8:10 pm

EDA software for IC and system design became a commercial business in the early 1980s. In those days, 3 companies – Daisy Systems, Mentor Graphics, and Valid Logic Systems – dominated the emerging EDA industry. However, two small startups that emerged in the early 1980s grew rapidly and merged to form Cadence Design Systems in 1988.… Read More