I went to the DAC Web-site Exhibitor Page and counted 23 new companies exhibiting at DAC. They span the world of design from A to Z. We have aquintos LLC – (Model-based system design tools) to Zocalo Tech (Assertion Based Verification tools).
This leads me to conclude despite the ongoing challenges to the industry, innovators and entrepreneurs are still working hard to bring their new technologies to the design world. Here are three new companies that are in the back-end of the design flow I think are worth taking the time to look at:
Cybereda (booth #164) is showing their new parallel SPICE tool and a new Analog Design Debug System. They say you will get a 10X breakthrough in simulation speed and 10X faster bug killing. I am glad to see new automation tools for analog designers.
Grid Simulation Technology (booth #1262) have two new products, NanoRAIL and SimCHECK, for tackling complex IC power grid problems including IR voltage drop and electro-migration (EM) and the qualification of complex power network analysis results. From what I can tell, they have a speed, accuracy and capacity breakthrough for power-net problems.
Coventor (booth #269) provides 3D MEMS simulation, analysis and design automation software for the development of micro- and nano-scale devices and systems. Coventor has created an IC compatible MEMS + IC design flow. Its MEMS+ suite integrates with tools from Cadence and The Mathworks to enable IC designers to more efficiently incorporate MEMS into their product designs.
And finally come by the EDACafe booth #1015, and see our video studio on the floor of the DAC show. We will be recording over 40 interviews of executives and industry leaders in front of our green screen. I look forward to seeing you there.