Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
I noticed a lonely unused USB drive in my desk today, and it got me thinking about the hoops that we engineers will jump through to get a conference giveaway. It's an arms race!
Note, none of the pictures are of my schwag. I grabbed photos available under Creative Commons license.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
This point is hard to argue with:
The static timing analyzer will be a big issue with the customer base. With their recent acquisition of Extreme DA, and now Magma, Synopsys has regained their Franchise position in the important Static Timing market. This is not a good thing for the design engineer. Only competition drives tool improvements.
But how's this for bravado?
Magma brags that they can achieve better results with a five man team than Synopsys can with a fifty man team.That's the sort of claim I might believe from an EDA startup; could a public company (no longer a spring chicken) be so agile, or is this coming from the supreme confidence of their CEO?