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Archive for June, 2008

Merger mania? What will happen in ESL if Cadence swallows Mentor?

Posted: Friday, June 20th, 2008 @ 12:34 am in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I’m no Nostradamus, and was of course taken by surprise with the rest of the electronics world when on Monday June 16 I heard that Cadence was going to try to do a hostile takeover of Mentor Graphics. Carlo Antonio Tavella, Jonah and the whale, mid-17th. century Cadence has had a long-chequered history in ESL, [...]

Some highlights from DAC 2008

Posted: Thursday, June 12th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m starting this blog sitting in one of the near-final technical sessions at DAC, and will continue it no doubt when I get home. To start with, here is an image that will no doubt remind many of DAC: Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Children’s Games, 1560 Although DAC covers many aspects of EDA, ESL and [...]