The Bright—And Much Larger—Future

The recent pushes by both Synopsys and Mentor into new markets should say something about the state of EDA. Being able to lay out the wires and subsystems on a chip, not to mention verifying that it all works, will always be vital to getting SoCs to tapeout. But that kind of work will not generate the kind of growth the big EDA companies are looking for—at least not without some major tweaks ... » read more