What a year this is shaping up to be…EDA start-ups seem to be thriving and that is indeed great news for EDA.
Before I continue, I just want to thank you for your wonderful calls and emails regarding my column about the C.O.B. (now Co-Chair) of Synopsys, Aart de Geus. His openness and candor made it so wonderful to write about him and so many of you said you gained insight to the man behind the giant purple moniker…well so did I.
It is refreshing to see how business and hiring have improved in EDA over the last 15+ months. Virtually all of my companies (close to 40) have (for the most part) told me that overall things are positive. Hiring for the last 2 years has been better than it has in many a year and, while no one is ecstatic, overall most are feeling pretty darn good. I have to chuckle because now when I am asked my most asked question… “How is the job market” (which I am asked probably 3-4 times a day), I can gladly respond “better than it has been in many years”. Overall, the past 2 years have been strong. 2011 was an amazing year for my company EDA-Careers and 2012 has been even stronger.