When EDACafe last looked in on Forte Design Systems in September 2012, writer Russ Henke learned from its founder and technical visionary John Sanguinetti, “Patience and fortitude really do characterize Forte. We’ve kept at it and appreciate our success.”
So it does. As the industry heads into DAC, the news from Forte, exhibiting in Booth #1547 June 3-5, is great. Really great, in fact.
First, Gary Smith EDA conferred the ranking of #1 provider of electronic system-level (ESL) synthesis software at the end of last year. No small feat and no matter that Forte prefers to call its software category high-level synthesis (HLS), it bested a market segment that included three other vendors. This is a huge win and a validation of everything the company’s done since it launched itself at Forte in 2001. (EDACafe readers will remember that Forte is the merger of CynApps and Chronology.)