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The Best of 2011 – EDA Weekly Magazine, Press Postings, and Careers Corner

Friday, January 6th, 2012

As 2012 begins, it is time to review the stories and weekly articles that were picked by you, the audience, as the most interesting and newsworthy.   We have grouped them by the highest number of click-throughs or readers.

The EDA Weekly Magazine covered many different technology and business topics.  The top Magazine article of 2011 was an analysis of SpringSoft, written by Russ Henke.

Author Title Date Click-throughs
1 Russ Henke  

Welcome SpringSoft!

May 2 3,061

Russ Henke

Back to the Future July 25 2,823

Russ Henke

A Tektronix Gain
May 30 2,238
4 Graham Bell  

The Best of 2010 – EDA Weekly Magazine, Press Postings, and Careers Corner

Jan. 4 2,184

Russ Henke

Real Intent – Part II
Feb. 7 2,167


EDACafe has also been tracking Press Coverage throughout the year.  The leading articles were a mix of customer wins, acquisition announcements and business reports, with Tanner EDA topping the list.  Here are the most newsworthy corporate stories for 2011:

Title Date Click-throughs

Tanner EDA Lands Experienced EDA Account Manager for Growing Customer Base

June 21 2,139

Cadence Acquires Azuro

July 12 1,302

Synopsys to Acquire Magma Design Automation

Nov. 30 1,295

Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Mentor Graphics

April 21 1,277

ANSYS, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Apache Design Solutions

June 30 1,259

Freescale Licenses Synopsys’ DesignWare IP Portfolio to Accelerate SoC Designs

Mar. 23 1,230

ICCAD 2011 Call for Papers: Deadline: Monday, April 18

Mar. 14 1,033

Mentor Graphics Issues Open Letter to Shareholders

April 25 899

Design & Reuse Announces 20th Anniversary Program for IP-SOC; December 7-8, 2011, World Trade Center, Grenoble, France

Nov. 15 899

48th Design Automation Conference: Double Digit Increase in Attendance

June 9 882


In the IC News category the following were the top 5 stories:

Title Date Click-throughs
1 Texas Instruments introduces industry’s smallest wireless power receiver chip April 18 965
2 Atego launches Aonix Perc Ultra 6 May 3 730
3 National Semiconductor Adds Three High Output Voltage Products to SIMPLE
SWITCHER Power Module Family
Jan. 19 614
4 STMicroelectronics Unveils Next-Generation iNEMO Engine March 24 613
5 New SerDes from Analog Bits Reduces Footprint, Power & Cost: Saves up to 700 milliwatts on Flat Panel Display SOCs March 18 609


Careers Cafe authored by Mark Gilbert was also a regular feature.  The following article published on Feb. 17, 2011, received an amazing 6,647 click-throughs:

So what has changed in EDA hiring?… Is my wild prediction coming true?… How might Mentor play …

The staff of Internet Business Systems and thank you for your readership and wish you a prosperous 2012!

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