It's exciting to see GPU Computing gaining traction and accolades for certain highly parallel applications. I'm anxiously looking forward to GPU Computing helping to solve EDA problems. So far, there's been some nibbling around the edges and algorithms experimented with, but I'm not aware of production EDA products based on GPU. Yet. What EDA applications would most benefit from massively parallel processing, such as is offered by a GPU?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Does the same thing happen with EDA software? The state of the EDA business in Asia is something I only know from the occasional rumor. How widespread is EDA piracy? How common is it to "crack" FlexLM? And, is EDA software already heavily discounted in Asian markets?
The last point most concerns American workers. Not only are American competing from a higher wage/cost-of-living, but what if the essential tools of our trade are cheaper overseas, as well? Strike two!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Though I'm not sure I'd always like to be his employee, it is pleasing to be his customer. Customers willing to pay a stiff premium are the sincerest form of flattery.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
As my readers know, I find SNUG to be the most valuable conference for hands-on IC design engineers. I always leave with a list of new ideas to try back at work.
Why not launch your publishing career and boost your reputation by showing the cool stuff you've worked on?