Wally Rhines from Mentor gave an excellent keynote at the 51st Design Automation Conference on how EDA grows by solving new problems. In his short talk, he references an earlier keynote he gave back in 2004 and what has changed in the EDA industry since that time.
Here is a quick quote from his presentation: “Our capability in EDA today is largely focused on being able to verify that a chip does what it’s supposed to do. The problem of verifying that it doesn’t do anything it’s NOT supposed to do is a much more difficult one, a bigger one, but one for which governments and corporations would pay billions of dollars for to even partially solve.”
Where do you think future growth will come in EDA?