OK, NOW we’re talking. I talked with Dermott Lynch, vice president of marketing for Silicon Frontline Technology about the company’s parasitic extraction technology and got the usual pitch about what was obviously a very innovative product. That’s what you come to expect from an EDA startup: great technology. Then I asked the question no one likes. I asked how much this tool meant to the bottom line for a fabless company. AND I GOT AN ANSWER! Could have knocked me over with a balled up sock. The Silicon Frontline tool shears off more than 5 percent of the cost of bringing a new chip to market. When the minimum cost of making a new chip is $50 million, that is significant. Well done, Dermott. Here’s the link to the interview.
State of EDA