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.

  • Archives for Research Viewpoints

    • In-House CAD Tools and Commercial EDA Tools - Best Practices

      What are CAD Teams’ Best Practices? When should you build internal tools versus outsource to EDA? What are the hidden and upfront costs?
    • Cost: $500


    • DFM Matures

      At 45nm and below, RDR (Restricted Design Rules) with DFM are common. How are RDR affecting designs? How can Mainstream and Power users design and compete as nodes shrink? Includes DFM Market Share 2008, DFM Forecast 2009, EDA Revenue and Cost of Design by User category (Power vs. Mainstream).
    • Cost: $500


    • Gary Smith EDA at DAC Presentations

      Gary Smith Don’t Panic! SoC Costs "Will" Come Down EDA Industry is in a state of panic right now. Don't worry, once we get the price of an SoC Design under $25M, we'll resume healthy revenue growth.

      Mary Olsson 3D Packaging Rises to the Level of Silicon Advances in 3D package design are putting the "A" back in EDA. However, miscommunication and design gaps at the silicon level still impact packaging performance.
    • Cost: $2,000


    • 3D Packaging Rises to the Level of Silicon

      Advances in 3D package design are putting the "A" back in EDA. However, miscommunication and design gaps at the silicon level still impact packaging performance by
    • Cost: $1,000


    • Don’t Panic! SoC Costs "Will" Come Down

      EDA Industry is in a state of panic right now. Don't worry, once we get the price of an SoC Design under $25M, we'll resume healthy revenue growth by Gary Smith
    • Cost: $1,000


    • CAE & CAD-CAM Wallchart RV: CAE (RTL and below) and CAD-CAM Wallcharts

      Only a few changes to these WallCharts this year. As the methodology matures more and more of the sub-apps are being integrated into other tools. Includes each company addition by sub-application and analysis of the change in the sub-application.
    • Cost: $500


    • ESL Wallchart RV: ESL Wallchart –The Battle is On

      No major changes to the ESL WallChart this year. The big news is that the Big Three have now all woken up to the challenge. Includes each company addition by sub-application and analysis of the change in the sub-application.
    • Cost: $500


    • What To See at DAC Research Viewpoint

      15th annual write up and Monday morning DAC pavilion presentation of 'must see' products at the 47th DAC 2010 with a detailed analysis of the products, categories and why you 'must see' them. To post/ reprint the list and/or use GSEDA logo, purchase the RV for $500.
    • Cost: $500


    • High Touch/ Low Touch Marketing and Sales in EDA

      One of the surprises that ESL design is bringing to the EDA vendors concerns their sales and marketing channels. The chaos in the technical publications business points out the problem. Includes 2008 Seat Count at RTL and ESL as well as 5 recommendations for the Low Touch market. Write up and Powerpoint presentation included.
    • Cost: $750


    • 2Q2010 Forecast Update: EDA Outlook Becoming Rosier

      It has been a long wait, but the EDA industry is finally looking forward to its growth slowly climbing upward. What areas will grow from the increased EDA spending? Includes 5 year EDA forecast.
    • Cost: $1000.00


    • 4Q09 Analog/Mixed-Signal Financials

      Analysis of revenue, trends in the market and indicators to watch for future growth. 3 Tables reviewing AMS Semi Companies: 4Q09 Earnings; Sequential Quarterly Earnings 3Q/ 4Q09; 4Q09 vs. 4Q08 Earnings. 2 Figures with analysis of R&D Investment and Application Revenue Share.
    • Cost: $500.00


    • Two Down and Three to Go

      Mentor’s recent introduction of SystemC support and Synopsys’ recent acquisitions have given these companies a controlling lead in ESL Synthesis and the Software Virtual Prototype markets, respectively That leaves three ESL Killer Apps left, at least as far as we know today.
    • Cost: $500.00


    • Filling out the ESL Competitive Landscape

      Two Down and Three to Go: Mentor’s recent introduction of SystemC support and Synopsys’ recent acquisitions have given these companies a controlling lead in ESL Synthesis and the Software Virtual Prototype markets, respectably That leaves three ESL Killer Apps left, at least as far as we know today.
    • Cost: $500


    • 3Q09 Analog/Mixed-Signal Financials

      Analysis of revenue, trends in the market and indicators to watch for future growth. 4 Tables reviewing AMS Semi Companies: 3Q09 Earnings, 2008 and 2009; Sequential Quarterly Earnings 2009; 3Q/2Q/1Q Earnings 2009.
    • Cost: $500.00


    • 4Q09 Market Forecast: EDA Sputters Along, but Better Days Ahead

      2009 has been a cruel year for the EDA industry with revenue looking to be down following the largest decline for EDA in recent memory in 2008. Though the pain hasn’t been spread evenly across all the vendors, none has escaped unscathed. Despite recent upward semiconductor forecasts, projections for EDA growth became more disappointing as the year progressed.
    • Cost: $1000.00


    • Attacking SoC Cost Through Virtualization

      Today we are looking at two forms virtualization as a way to keep down the cost of design: Silicon Virtual Prototype (SVP) where we will have an RTL hand-off and Software Virtual Prototype (SoVP), a platform to develop software fairly soon after initial product definition - saving fourteen months in the SoC design cycle.
    • Cost: $500.00


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