Super article giving both the most outstanding messages and presentations and the ambient of the conference.
I particularly appreciated the fact that start ups are considered in this paper because in such large conferences they are often simply ignored.
I would really suggest that some very selected breakthroughs brought by the start ups be highlighted when significant added performance is demonstrated.
I would have lowed to show to Peggy "a fantastic achievement" of EdXact (a new start up demonstrating during the conference, in front of Fenix booth of Hans) that simply adding a "filter" beyond the existing EDA companies extractions tools they were able to reduce the data of a factor of 10 as an average, without changing the simulation accuracy.
A 10X gain in the volume of data is a 10X gain in simulation and verification that terribly decrease the cost of your verification/simulation tasks in the flow that accounts for nearly 30% of he overall cost of a design...transparently to your flow !!!!
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