Gary Smith EDA Consulting in Electronic Design

Gary Smith EDA (GSEDA) is the leading provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic System Level (ESL) design, and related technology markets.

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    • ICCAD

      The 2006 International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) featured a panel session "CAD Research: Pay Now or Pay Later". The panel presenters were tasked with addressing various issues about the CAD EDA industry. Some of the most important issues...
    • Cost: FREE


    • Threads Are Dead

      This DAC, Professor Wen-mei Hwu of UIUC said “Threads are dead.” There are 2 issues affecting EDA in the move to Multi-Core, Multi-Processing: first, design; this year the cost of software development, for an SoC, is passing the cost of the actual IC design. This is actually a major opportunity for EDA vendors...
    • Cost: FREE


    • The Stickiness Factor and Programming Models

      This DAC, Professor Wen-mei Hwu of UIUC said “Threads are dead.” There are 2 issues affecting EDA in the move to Multi-Core, Multi-Processing: first, design; this year the cost of software development, for an SoC, is passing the cost of the actual IC design. This is actually a major opportunity for EDA vendors...
    • Cost: FREE


    • DAC #44 - the Pivotal DAC

      Hopefully this is the turning point ...mood was up...disappointment was the lack of software engineers...we may have a terminology problem...What we are trying to solve is parallel processing problems; the multi-core, or really multi-processing in general programming problem...
    • Cost: FREE


    • EDP 2007:

      EDP (Electronic Design Processes Workshop) is the conference for design methodology and there have been instances of large semiconductor companies changing their research and, in some cases, methodology based on what was said at an EDP conference. EDP 2007, as usual, showcased the most pressing problems in electronic design today: Power, DFM, and Multi-core programmability...
    • Cost: FREE


    • Investment in the CAD EDA industry

      The news that NXP might be pulling out of the Crolles2 alliance with ST Microelectronics and other partners brings up some interesting questions...
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