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Tanner EDA Then and Now

Tanner EDA Then and Now
by Daniel Payne on 11-26-2010 at 9:44 pm


Looking back at an early issue of a Tanner Research newsletter, “Tanner Tools News”, from the mid-1990s, the theme at that time was growth, just as it is again now for Tanner EDA. At that time we were averaging 66% revenue growth per year, enjoying rapid growth as a small start-up. Fast-forward to current day, where we just closed our fiscal year 2010 as a record for the company, with fourth quarter revenue being the best in our history and May 2010 representing our strongest month ever!

Back in the mid-90s, the majority of our users were running on DOS, just beginning to switch over to Windows. Today, the majority of our users are on the Windows platform and we now offer the software for Linux as well. The mid-90s saw us touting version 1.0 for many of our products while most recently we launched v15.02 of our full flow tool suite. Back then, we boasted an installed base of 3,000 seats while presently we have 33,000 worldwide. Steady, well-managed organic growth has brought us a long way and many things have changed, but we pledge to sustain the same core values that made us successful then and continue to do so now.

Tanner’s first product, L-Edit, was launched in 1988 in response to a market need for cost-effective and easy-to-use EDA tools that would give engineers the performance and flexibility to handle complex design flows and help speed their design concept to silicon. Today we maintain a reputation for high quality, strong price performance, and the intuitiveness of our tools, allowing us to serve the analog design needs of the independent analog designer and the large corporation alike. And in 2010 we continue to stay on top of market trends and demands and to drive analog innovation.

At Tanner EDA, we promise the same thing today as we did back then, which is that we are dedicated to supporting, maintaining, and enhancing the products that you have purchased and to creating powerful new tools to aid in the complex IC design challenges that lay ahead. And, as we grow, we will continue to remain focused on doing so in a fiscally responsible manner.

– Dr. John Tanner, Founder & CEO


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