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DAC 2011 Trip Reports – Mostly Transistor Level Tools

Friday, June 17th, 2011

2011 was the year of the foundry (TSMC, Globalfoundries, Samsung) at DAC in San Diego. The foundries had bigger booths, bigger events, were on more panel sessions, and had more marketing influence than any other year that I can remember.

The attendance numbers from EDAC suggest a modest increase in EDA vendors and total attendees for 2011 compared to 2010, ironically the EDAC web site doesn’t even have their own Press Release posted yet after 8 days (did you all go on vacation after DAC?).

Enjoy reading my trip reports.


What Can a Wiki do for EDA?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

screen-shot-2011-01-23-at-71724-pmFellow EDA blogger Daniel Nenni has introduced me to the concept of the Wiki applied to EDA. So, just what is a Wiki?

Well, according to wikipedia:

A wiki (play /ˈwɪki/ WIK-ee) is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor.

Daniel Nenni, PaulMcLellan, Eric Esteve and I have joined forces to blog about the EDA and semiconductor IP industry over at

We’ve organized wikis by:

Let’s say that you were interested to see and contribute to the list of all known EDA mergers and acquisitions since 1985, there’s a Wiki page just for that. Read it, contribute to it, tell your EDA colleagues about it.

screen-shot-2011-01-23-at-72718-pmMentor Graphics has a Wiki page just about their history since 1982, it’s a fun place to reminisce and then add your thoughts.

There’s nothing else quite like SemiWiki and we hope to see you visit and register today.

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