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What is your strategy for doing that?

Shiv: My concise description is to focus on a few customers, make them successful and widely publicize those successes.

That takes time on both the sales and implementation side?

Yes. That is reflected in how much money you take in, how you calibrate your burn rate, how you set the size of the organization, how careful you are in terms of matching revenue and expenses and all those things. It is a philosophy. We consider this to be a marathon not a sprint. We have geared ourselves to running a marathon,

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Mentor Graphics Announces User2User 2006 Best Paper Award Winners User2User 2006 was held May 2 through May 5, 2006, in San Jose, California, and was attended by approximately 500 Mentor customers from 12 countries. U2U 2006 presentations and papers are available at

Cadence announced the industry's first automated end-to-end transaction-based flow from architectural modeling to full system validation. The newly enhanced Incisive Enterprise solution combines verification management technology, SystemC/mixed-language simulation, and hardware acceleration/emulation for customers verifying and validating complex SoCs and systems. The Incisive Plan-to-Closure methodology has been updated to include transaction-based acceleration and transaction-level modeling methodologies to guide design and verification teams through the verification process.

Joe Costello, chairman of Orb Networks and former CEO of Cadence Design Systems, will open this year's Design Automation Conference (DAC) with a keynote titled, "iPod or Iridium: Which One Are You Going To Be?" During this session, Joe will challenge participants with these fundamental questions: Are you going in the right direction? Are you bending your minds with the complexity of implementing modern-day systems and chips? Are you racing toward the right finish line? What are consumers really looking for? What will convergence really lead to and are you positioned to take advantage of all it will bring our industry and our world?

Mentor Graphics Introduces Catapult SL, the First High-Level Synthesis Tool to Create High-Performance Subsystems from Pure ANSI C++ Mentor today expanded the Catapult product line with Catapult SL (System Level). The Catapult SL tool supports complex hierarchical design, includes new technology that improves block-level performance and offers links to power analysis tools to help reduce power consumption by up to 30 percent. The Catapult SL tool is priced at $350,000, and is currently available in either term or perpetual licenses. Other members of the Catapult product family are priced
starting at $140,000

National Semiconductor Equips All Employees With 30-Gigabyte Video Apple iPods to Cap Off Most Successful Year in Company's History While designed for personal entertainment, the popular Apple MP3 player will be used as a new training and communications tool at National, providing a convenient real-time method for its 8,500 employees to download National podcasts and other employee communications. National reported sales of $2.16 billion for fiscal 2006, which ended May 28, 2006

43rd Design Automation Conference Features Management Day Focused on Intersection of Business and Technology DAC will offer a Management Day track again this year, following the success of last year's "Management Day at DAC." The Management Day track, to be held on Tuesday, July 25, helps managers make decisions where the technology and business of IC and system design meet. The 43rd DAC will be held July 24-28, 2006, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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