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DAC Hits for Monday!

There is so much to cover at DAC, but so little time to cover it.  Below are my highlights for Monday (6/6). — JB



JB’s DAC Bits for Monday (6/6/11):

My colleague, Ed Sperling, wrote a great piece on this panel. “Just having a cheaper or faster product isn’t good enough; tips for not losing the company to investors…or worse.” – Ed Sperling


I talked briefly with Jingwen Yuan, Synopsys Strategic Alliance Manager for the IPL Alliance. For updates and roadmap on their analog custom iPDKs, visit:


This company provides a cloud deployment platform that allows users to test out tools from leading EDA vendors. Xuropa uses the Amazon cloud platform. Harry Gries, well known EDA blogger and Xuropa’s Director of Customer Support, provided me with a great demo.


  • ARM Pushes Smarter Systems at DAC

I stopped to listen’s to Dr. John Heinlein’s opening presentation at the DAC “IP Talks” sessions.


Check out their booth! Its huge and well laid out. I met with Jim Ballingall, Ph.D. and VP of Marketing, as well as Jason Gorss, Technology PR Manager. Lots going on at Globalfoundries, including the new 28nm fab in Albany, NY and the synchronization of all of their world-wide fabs and partner facilities at the full planar, 28nm node. Their ecosystem is amazing.

Bob Durstenfeld, Director MarCom at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, talkes with DAC members.

This company is the “sleeper” at DAC. Their main message at DAC is one of PLM tools, which are essential for chip design and IP reuse as it evolves into the packaging, board and software market. But this company is also into augmented reality, megatronic systems and full-up systems engineering development tools. Rick Stanton, Director of Industry Market Development for ENOVIA (global semiconductor market) provided me with a first-class tour of the company – which I have mentioned from different angles in the past.


Karen Bartelson runs this popular technology focused social media site. I spoke with panelist to highlight Tuesday’s Verification panel: Verification: What’s in Your Wallet?


Here, I met with Shyam Chander, Applications Manager. My interest was in the company’s ASIC prototyping tools. More on that later.


Craig Cochran, VP of Marketing and Business Development, provided a sucincct overview of the sign-off verification in the age of complex multicore SoCs.


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