Some of the unsung enablers of EDA innovation are the companies providing building blocks for common infrastructure tasks.
Especially if you're a startup trying to bootstrap an
innovative algorithm idea,
it's crazy to develop yet another HDL parser or schematic viewer.
I was reminded of these products as I read the latest press release from
Verific Design Automation,
which produces rock-solid HDL front ends for a number of commercial and in-house EDA tools.