CAD to the bone

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Whether you consider the Design Automation Conference (DAC) a nerd fest or a show case of the latest EDA and semiconductor IP innovations, competition for DAC attendees attention does present a challenge for the sales and marketing operations of exhibitors and it has brought out some very unorthodox and innovative corporate marketing videos. My favourite “CAD to the bone” is […]

Quarterly EDA results Q4 2016

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During Q4 2016 global semiconductor revenue growth accelerated to 12.3% vs. Q4 2015 (SIA), to achieve record 2016 annual semiconductor revenues of $338.9 billion, 1.1% higher than in 2015. With this positive semiconductor industry background, Synopsys returned to strong 14.8% Q4* growth vs Q4* 2015, only to be significantly eclipsed by Mentor’s 41.7% growth rate, […]