The ESD Alliance CEO Outlook is Coming April 28 –– Live!

The ESD Alliance CEO Outlook is Coming April 28 –– Live!
by Bob Smith on 04-10-2022 at 10:00 am

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It’s not often our community is able to attend an in-person discussion where executives share their insights on industry trends, especially over the past two years as the pandemic swept across the globe.

Well, that’s about to change and I suggest you start jotting down questions as the ESD Alliance plans its first in-person CEO … Read More


DAC 2021 – Joe Sawicki explains Digitalization

DAC 2021 – Joe Sawicki explains Digitalization
by Daniel Payne on 12-13-2021 at 10:00 am

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Monday at DAC this year started off on a very optimistic note as Joe Sawicki from Siemens EDA presented in the Pavilion on the topic of Digitalization, a frequent theme in the popular press because of the whole Work From Home transition that we’ve gone through during the pandemic. Several industries are benefiting from the… Read More


Siemens EDA will be returning to DAC this year as a Platinum Sponsor.

Siemens EDA will be returning to DAC this year as a Platinum Sponsor.
by Daniel Nenni on 11-29-2021 at 10:00 am

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The 38th Design Automation Conference is next week and this one is for the record books. Having been virtual the last two years, next week we will meet live once again. I think we may have all taken for granted the value of live events but now we know how important they are on both a professional and human level, absolutely.

“The… Read More


How Mentor became Siemens EDA

How Mentor became Siemens EDA
by Daniel Nenni on 04-05-2021 at 6:00 am

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When I started in EDA the big three were Daisy, Mentor and Valid (DMV as we called them). Then came Synopsys in 1986 followed by Cadence, which was a clever merger between ECAD (Dracula DRC) and Solomon Design. Daisy and Valid were pushed aside and then there were, “Three dogs hovering over one bowl of dog food, not a pretty site.”… Read More


An Update from Joe Sawicki @ Mentor, a Siemens Business 56thDAC

An Update from Joe Sawicki @ Mentor, a Siemens Business 56thDAC
by Tom Dillinger on 06-17-2019 at 10:22 pm

Executives from the major EDA companies attend the Design Automation Conference to introduce new product features, describe new initiatives and collaborations, meet with customers, and participate in lively conference panel discussions.  Daniel Nenni and I were fortunate to be able to meet with Joe Sawicki, Executive Vice… Read More


Mentor Extends AI Footprint

Mentor Extends AI Footprint
by Bernard Murphy on 05-23-2019 at 8:00 am

Mentor are stepping up their game in AI/ML. They already had a well-established start through the Solido acquisition in Variation Designer and the ML Characterization Suite, and through Tessent Yield Insight. They have also made progress in prior releases towards supporting design for ML accelerators using Catapult HLS. Now… Read More


IC to Systems Era

IC to Systems Era
by Daniel Nenni on 05-16-2019 at 12:00 pm

One of my favorite EDA disruptions is the Siemens acquisition of Mentor, pure genius. Joe Sawicki now runs the Mentor IC EDA business for Siemens so we will be seeing him at more conferences and events than ever before. Joe did a very nice keynote at the recent U2U conference that I would like to talk about before we head to the 56thDAC… Read More


TSMC ♥ Mentor (Calibre PERC)

TSMC ♥ Mentor (Calibre PERC)
by Daniel Nenni on 10-29-2013 at 8:00 am

As semiconductors become more integrated into our lives reliability is becoming a critical issue. As IP consumes more of our die, IP reliability is becoming a critical issue. As we pack more transistors into a chip, reliability is becoming a critical issue. As we move from 28nm to 20nm to 16nm, reliability is becoming a critical … Read More


Free Pass to SEMICON West!

Free Pass to SEMICON West!
by Beth Martin on 07-03-2013 at 1:00 pm

SEMICON West is next week, July 9-11 in San Francisco. If you haven’t signed up, and want to attend for free instead of $100,

1) Send an email to silicon_test@mentor.com with subject line “Semicon pass.”
2) Register for SEMICON West
3) After registering, download the SEMICON West mobile app and start building your schedule. Here… Read More