These and other subjects are covered in the most recent issue of Assembling the Future, the free newsletter you can subscribe to and read at www.gabeoneda.com.
It is likely the last revue you will read about DAC until next year and it comes together with other six articles about the conference. The issue covers the economics of 20 nm, software verification, 3D, standards, and other issues about DAC, including whether or not the Denali party should be retired. As I wrote in my article “Sanjay (Denali version) would have had the Goldrush at the party”.
The other articles in the issue are from Breker Verification talking about their experience as an exhibitor that “breaks systems”. Verification and what it is like to exhibit across the aisle from one of the “big 3” is the subject of the article from EVE.