Monday, September 1st, 2014

 April 12, 2012, Mentor User2User Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Wally Rhines from Mentor Graphics opened the conference with a talk on ” doing what others don’t” in his keynote address. Hs was trying to counter the conventional wisdom that in the EDA industry, the big companies continue and the small companies innovate, then get acquired. Mentor [...]

 March 19, 2012, ISQED, Santa Clara, CA—Cary Robertson and Rick Pier from Mentor described the challenges for extracting parasitics in designs below 28 nm. The designs need better extraction to ensure timing closure and manufacturability. As feature sized shrink, the different parasitic elements become more significant. Transistors accounted for about 35 percent of the parasitic [...]

 April 26, 2011 – Santa Clara, CA – At the Mentor User2User conference Ivo Bolsens, Sr. Vice President and CTO of Xilinx, discussed the current state and future direction of FPGAs in the semiconductor ecosystem. The semiconductor industry has changed and is no longer driven by industrial computer capabilities, rather it is driven by “consumer [...]

 April 26, 2011, Mentor U2U, Santa Clara,CA—Wally Rhines described the dynamics of the design automation industry at the Mentor users’ group meeting. The EDA industry has fairly unique characteristics as a marketplace that seem to defy description and analysis. Mentor is growing and approaching $1B in total revenues. Some ask if EDA tracks industries like [...]