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Tom Anderson, VP of Marketing
Tom Anderson is vice president of Marketing for Breker Verification Systems. He previously served as Product Management Group Director for Advanced Verification Solutions at Cadence, Technical Marketing Director in the Verification Group at Synopsys and Vice President of Applications Engineering at … More »
Please Visit Us at SNUG Silicon Valley Next Monday
March 19th, 2014 by Tom Anderson, VP of Marketing
Perhaps by now you’re tired of reading about DVCon, but our last few posts have drawn very good readership so we know that the show is important to the verification-minded engineers who read The Breker Trekker. Another show, or more accurately a series of shows, has strong verification content and draws well from the verification community. We’re talking about the series of Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) events held worldwide to much acclaim from attendees and participating vendors.
According to the SNUG site, Synopsys has 13 shows scheduled annually in Asia, Europe, and North America, drawing nearly 9000 users. That’s a very impressive series of events by any measure and a sign that the EDA market leader invests heavily in educating its users and providing a forum where they can interact among themselves and with Synopsys technical experts. Next week is the 2014 edition of SNUG Silicon Valley, and we want you to know that Breker will be there.
Specifically, we will have a booth in the Designer Community Expo on Monday, March 24 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Expo will be held, along with the technical sessions, in the Santa Clara Convention Center. This facility was recently expanded and upgraded, making it one of the best convention venues in the area. You can also get a close-up view of Levi’s Stadium, the enormous new home of the San Francisco 49ers football team nearing completion just across the street.
Please visit us at the Expo, especially if you missed us at DVCon. We”ll be showing a live demo with our latest product TrekSoC-Si generating a test case, downloading it into a commercial SoC (a TI OMAP4430 with dual ARM cores), and running in the actual chip. This shows our ability to support all verification platforms, from ESL and RTL simulation through acceleration, emulation, FPGA prototyping, and silicon. Please stop by to see the demo, discuss your own verification needs, or just say hello.
We’d like to close with a sincere thank you to Synopsys, a very important partner for Breker. We attended SNUG Silicon Valley for the first time last year and we were delighted to be invited back since it was a great event. We, and our common customers, have really benefited from our access to Synopsys tools and verification IP (VIP) through their in-Sync program. We’ll tee up a future blog post to talk more about how EDA partnerships work and how essential they are to a vibrant industry with a healthy ecosystem.
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