Mentor FINALLY Acquires Solido Design

Mentor FINALLY Acquires Solido Design
by Daniel Nenni on 11-20-2017 at 5:00 pm

I say finally because it was a long time coming… almost ten years to be exact. I started doing business development work for both Solido and Berkeley Design Automation about ten years ago and have been trying to put them together ever since. The synergy was obvious, like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, this is my third time … Read More


Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise

Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise
by Daniel Nenni on 05-02-2015 at 1:00 pm

Image RemovedOne of the advantages of being an independent consultant is that I get to choose who I work with and what type of projects I accept. In fact, that is why I originally started blogging, to get exposure to a wide range of topics and brand myself as a strategic semiconductor business development professional. Now rather … Read More


Advances in Nanometer Analog and Mixed Signal Design!

Advances in Nanometer Analog and Mixed Signal Design!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-13-2015 at 10:00 pm

Image RemovedMentor’s annual user group meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA is coming up on Tuesday, April 21[SUP]st[/SUP]. This complementary event provides a unique opportunity to share design techniques and exchange ideas with other users and experts in the design community. As you may have read I am the star of … Read More


A Brief History of Berkeley Design Automation

A Brief History of Berkeley Design Automation
by Daniel Nenni on 12-18-2012 at 1:00 pm

Image RemovedAnalog, mixed-signal, RF, and custom digital circuitry implemented in GHz nanometer CMOS introduce a new class of design and verification challenges that traditional transistor‑level simulators cannot adequately address. Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., (BDA) was founded in 2003 by Amit Mehrotra… 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
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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… Read More


ISSCC 2012: Silicon Systems for Sustainability!

ISSCC 2012: Silicon Systems for Sustainability!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-26-2012 at 4:00 pm

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What can we do for Earth’s sustainability? Besides sorting our garbage and recycling our lawn clippings? Sustainability must be the paramount theme for the future of human society! Semiconductors for a better life! Well, according to my kids, if you take away their smart phones there is no life!… Read More