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Brett Cline
Brett Cline
Brett Cline is vice president of marketing and sales at Forte Design Systems. Before joining Forte in 1999, he was Director of Marketing at Summit Design, where he managed both the verification product line, including HDL Score, and marketing communications. Cline joined Summit through the … More »

A Profile of Forte Design Systems

October 24th, 2012 by Brett Cline

Russ Henke, a contributing editor at EDACafe, recently profiled Forte. We’re repurposing it here in its entirety because we think it’s an accurate depiction of where we’ve come and what we’ve accomplished.

We hope you like it as much as we do. Please send your comments.

A Profile of Forte Design Systems         

Let’s start with a picture of a building that’s likely to appear familiar to a lot of readers – the front of the New York City Public Library.

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High-Level Synthesis is not just for Hardware Designers, It’s for Verification Engineers, too!

September 6th, 2012 by Brett Cline

We’ve seen an uptick in interest in high-level synthesis (HLS) around the world lately. Some of the increased interest is from designers that have MBOs to investigate HLS in 2012. Some interest is from the visibility that Forte’s Cynthesizer and HLS have had this year. And some is from people that simply do not have enough time to get their projects done with the allocated resources. This is where we can really help.

Cynthesizer automates many of the mundane coding tasks that hardware designers have to suffer with using Verilog daily. Through that automation, it will allow designers to quickly perform “what if analysis” on their macro and micro-architectural decisions without wasting months of effort.

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This Year’s DAC in San Francisco a Success!

June 29th, 2012 by Brett Cline

As DAC opened in the Moscone Center’s South Hall this year, it poured rain around the Bay Area and the buses with attendees from Silicon Valley crawled along the streets to the convention center. No one seemed particularly troubled, just surprised. After all, who hasn’t heard: It never rains in June in San Francisco.

No matter. Attendees hurried into Moscone under umbrellas, shook them off, slid them into umbrella sleeves provided by the convention center and rode down the escalators. Game on!

San Francisco is a great place for DAC and a bit of rain –– that stopped mid afternoon –– didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm for the show. Booth traffic was great throughout most of the week, though it did trail off toward the end of show and during keynotes. Our demo suites were almost always full of motivated designers looking for ways to climb up the abstraction level.

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