Friday, June 01, 2012

My DAC Shopping List

DAC is next week! Are you ready? Organized? Got those appointments line up?

Hopefully you're better prepared than I and started your research before yesterday. What sparked my action (finally) was a colleague asking me "what to see" at DAC.

Caveats

  • I'm not including the major EDA vendors, particularly Synopsys. It's not because they're not interesting, but because they do a good job of keeping me informed, and I have other avenues for updates.
  • My interest is in design implementation, so my picks are focused in that area. I don't work much with Verification tools. It's not to say there isn't equal or more innovation in that realm.
  • The list is compiled from what's in my head and what interested me from my email Inbox. I hope to do more research and add more links over the coming days.

My List

Oasys
The most interesting synthesis competitor. Good buzz for the past several years, and backing from major customers like Intel and Xilinx.
Calypto
They're doing interesting things combining ESL design and verification, and have innovative products for power optimization.
RealIntent
Up and coming RTL Analysis company. Agile and innovative.
Forte
I'm forever trying to figure out where ESL design and synthesis fits. They've been working on this for years.
ChipEstimate
Silicon IP is important and will only grow more so as chip capacity grows exponentially. ChipEstimate helps provide the catalog and planning tools for assembling an SoC.
Atrenta
I haven't looked closely at what they're planning for DAC, but have caught a few headlines that refer to some mysterious big announcement. Will have to check it out.

Other Voices

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