Daniel Payne, a freelance EDA consultant since 2004 has served: Blue Pearl Software, Lattice Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Physware, OptNgn Software, Barcelona Design, YXI and OASIS Tooling. He has marketed EDA tools for Mentor Graphics, Viewlogic, Opmaxx, CrossCheck and Silicon Compilers. His … More »
DAC 2011 Trip Reports – Mostly Transistor Level Tools
June 17th, 2011 by Daniel Payne
2011 was the year of the foundry (TSMC, Globalfoundries, Samsung) at DAC in San Diego. The foundries had bigger booths, bigger events, were on more panel sessions, and had more marketing influence than any other year that I can remember.
The attendance numbers from EDAC suggest a modest increase in EDA vendors and total attendees for 2011 compared to 2010, ironically the EDAC web site doesn’t even have their own Press Release posted yet after 8 days (did you all go on vacation after DAC?).
Enjoy reading my trip reports.
If you went to DAC, then what did you think of the technical conference, exhibits, keynotes and panel discussions?