EDA Consortium Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2014

Summer 2014
Communications Communications – Communicates and provides the vehicles for effectively communicating the goals, activities, and results of EDAC and its committees to EDAC members and the industry.

The EDAC mixers, held around Silicon Valley and benefiting local charities, resumes on October 23 at the Sonoma Chicken Coop (Skyport). Check the EDAC web site for the details and registration!

ECC Emerging Companies – Promotes the interests of companies whose annual revenue is less than $5M.

The Emerging Companies Committee continues to host exciting events with information especially useful for start-ups. The series continues on October 8th when Jim Hogan will talk to Kathryn Kranen about "Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise". Visit the EDAC web site for details and registration!

Recent events include the spring installment of the popular EDAC - Jim Hogan series, " Naked and Afraid - the Search for Capital".

Previous installments of the EDAC - Jim Hogan series are available in the EDAC media library.

Export and Government Relations – Supports the interests of EDA in matters pertaining to product export.

The US and EU are introducing new sanctions due to the unfolding situation in the Ukraine. The EDAC Export committee is monitoring these sanctions, and has provided an update on the impact of these sanctions on the EDAC web site.

The sanctions update contains key information EDA companies should be aware of, along with links to key web sites to be sure your company is in compliance with these sanctions.

Interoperability – Drives EDA standards and quality for the benefit of the industry.

The EDAC OS roadmap helps EDA vendors and customers to determine which operating systems are best for design starts.

In June, the committee held the annual Operating System Vendor Review, where representatives from RedHat, SUSE, and Microsoft, presented the status and plans for OS support, including upcoming support for RHEL 7 and SLES 12. This information will be used to determine the recommended support dates for these operating systems on the EDAC OS Roadmap.

Phil Kaufman Award – Selects the recipients of the prestigious EDAC/CEDA Phil Kaufman Award to honor an individual who has had a demonstrable IMPACT on the field of electronic design through contributions in Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

EDAC and IEEE-CEDA are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Phil Kaufman Award is Dr. Lucio Lanza, who is being honored for providing innovative EDA and IP companies with exceptional vision, mentoring, and financial support. The award presentation and banquet will be held on November 4, 2014, at the San Jose Marriott (in conjunction with ICCAD). Details and registration are available onthe EDAC web site

License Management & Anti-Piracy – Provides a forum for members to identify and solve software licensing and piracy problems common to EDA vendors and their customers.

In June, the EDAC-LMA committee participated in two meetings co-located with the Design Automation Conference (DAC). The first meeting, with the Centralized Enterpise Licensing Users Group (CELUG) provided an opportunity to discuss licensing issues with EDA customers. The second meeting, which included IP security vendors, focused on protecting EDA software and our mutual customers' intellectual property.
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Market Statistics Service – Generates the quarterly EDA revenue report available to EDAC members.

The MSS report for Q1, 2014 was released in July, showing another quarter of solid growth for the EDA industry. Overall industry revenue was up 4.6% compared to Q1, 2013. [ Press release] Highlights of the Q1 report, along with highlights of the previous 4 quarters, are available on the EDAC web site MSS page . The full report is available to representatives from member companies.

Tradeshows – Represents the interests of EDA companies at the DAC (USA), and DATE (Europe) tradeshows.

The 51 st DAC (2014) was a big success, with attendance up 13% compared to DAC 2013. 195 companies exhibited at DAC in 2014, including 6 in the automotive village, 30 in designer IP, and 17 new, first time exhibitors. [ Press Release]

Planning is under way for the 52 nd DAC, June 7 - 11, 2015, in San Francisco. Be sure to read DAC chair Anne Cirkel's weekly blog, 52 weeks of DAC , where she provides "behind the curtain" glimpse of planning for DAC 2015.

09.10.14 EDAC and IEEE/CEDA Recognize Dr. Lucio Lanza with the 2014 Phil Kaufman Award
07.16.14 EDA Consortium Reports Revenue Increase for Q1 2014
06.09.14 EDA Consortium Elects Officers and Board members
06.09.14 DAC 2014 Reports 13% Increase in Attendance
EDAC  Logo EDAC - Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series,
"Crossing the Chasm: From Technology to Valuable Enterprise"
October 8, 2014. San Jose, CA
EDAC  Logo EDAC Mixer benefiting local charities.
October 23, 2014, San Jose, CA
EDAC and IEEE/CEDA 2014 Phil Kaufman Award presentation and dinner honoring Dr. Lucio Lanza.
November 4, 2014, San Jose, CA

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