Chip Synthesis at DAC

Chip Synthesis at DAC
by Paul McLellan on 06-27-2012 at 8:30 pm

I visited Oasys Design Systems and talked to Craig Robbins, their VP sales. For the first time this year, Oasys has a theater presentations and demos of RealTime Designer which are open to anyone attending the show. In previous years, they have had suite demos for appropriately qualified potential customers but outside they have… Read More


Oasys at DAC: Right Here, Right Now

Oasys at DAC: Right Here, Right Now
by Paul McLellan on 05-29-2012 at 9:01 pm

What is Oasys up to this year? For the last three years they have only had videos outside of their demo suite. The first year was a rock video, featuring Joe Costello (chairman off the board) and the executive management. The second year was parodies of the Mac vs PC ads with no prizes for guessing which one Oasys was. And last year was … Read More


Oasys Gets Funding from Intel and Xilinx

Oasys Gets Funding from Intel and Xilinx
by Paul McLellan on 04-10-2012 at 8:00 am

Oasys announced that it closed its series B funding round with investments from Intel Capital and Xilinx. The fact that any EDA company has closed a funding round is newsworthy these days; companies running out of cash and closing the doors seems to be a more common story.

Oasys has been relatively quiet, which some people have taken… Read More


Synopsys, the first 25 years

Synopsys, the first 25 years
by Paul McLellan on 01-08-2012 at 8:00 pm

Synopsys was started in 1986 and so 2011 was its 25th anniversary. They created a little timeline with some of their history. As with most companies, the earlier history is the most interesting, before it was clear what the future would bring. From 1986 to 1990 they grew to $22M in revenue, which was explosive growth. So explosive … Read More


Oasys’s customers

Oasys’s customers
by Paul McLellan on 07-20-2011 at 1:36 pm

I haven’t made a secret of the fact that I maintain Oasys Design System’s website. So I had a small task yesterday of adding Qualcomm to the list of customer logos that cycle through on the home page. It is a pretty impressive list including Juniper Networks, Netlogic Microsystems, Texas Instruments and ST Microelectronics.… Read More