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 […]

Healthy growth in Semiconductor & EDA market revenues in Q1 2017

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Global semiconductor revenue growth accelerated again to 18.1% during Q1 2017 vs. Q1 2016 (SIA), following 12.3% growth in Q4 2016. There’s more good growth forecast in the Semiconductor market, with increases in both DRAM and NAND pricing and Gartner raising its forecast for 2017 semiconductor revenue growth to 12% (from a previous 7.2%). This […]

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, […]