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.
- 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.
- The most interesting synthesis competitor. Good buzz for the past several years, and backing from major customers like Intel and Xilinx.
- They're doing interesting things combining ESL design and verification, and have innovative products for power optimization.
- Up and coming RTL Analysis company. Agile and innovative.
- I'm forever trying to figure out where ESL design and synthesis fits. They've been working on this for years.
- 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.
- 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.