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In June 2012 Gabe Moretti will celebrate 44 years in EDA. Gabe has contributed to the industry first as a developer, then as a senior manager and now as an editor and industry observer. He is a Senior member of the IEEE and the recipient of the IEEE RonWaxman Meritorious Award. Gabe has worked … More »

Goldrush at the Denali Party, Interposers, and Sino-American Relations

June 26th, 2012 by Gabe Moretti

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

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.

Forte upheld the DAC tradition once more by furnishing the traditional bagpipers to close the exhibition, while they offered technology in their booth that was anything but traditional. Atrenta was also not traditional, having just completed a total re-branding of their Spyglass product. Mike Gianfagna offers an astute view of the makeup of the exhibitors at this year’s DAC. Their profile, as our industry, is changing.

Uniquify was one of the exhibitors that does not fit the traditional profile. The company is not an EDA vendor but plays a key role in getting designs to production. Who knows, next year you may be attending the Uniquify party instead. The last article is from Oasys. This company has been around for a few years and has gotten quite efficient at demonstrating that there are real alternatives to the tools of the “big 3”.

Enjoy the issue and feel free to send me comments at

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