There's a guy out there who calls himself "Harry...the ASIC guy." He's pretty clever and apparently has a good following in the EDA community.
Harry Gries' 21 years broad and deep experience is in "hands-on IC Design, EDA tools, customer support and management, consulting delivery, people and project management, and business development," according to his profile on LinkedIn.
I bring him up here because he has an interesting three-part blog on Synopsys' recent release of its Lynx product. I'll let you read Harry's thoughts and the commentaries that came raining on them from his blog's followers. Harry spent some time at Synopsys, so he may have an inside scoop into that company's thinking.
Just to give Synopsys equal time in this blog I refer you to the Karen Bartleson's latest entry on her "The Standards Game". Karen is "responsible for initiatives that further EDA tool interoperability and quality programs that enhance customer satisfaction," according to the official Synopsys description.
Karen travels a lot. Frequent travelers can relate to her recent post. I like that kind of blog entry, a real personal web log isn't that what the original blog was meant to be?
For those not able to travel and benefit from face-to-face contact there is always the virtual world, comments Colin Holland in his blog. Colin is a colleague, a very good colleague, who got me out of a couple of bad patches with my Mac in Europe. He is also the London editor for EE Times Europe and the Industrial DesignLine in Europe.
In his report from his recently concluded two-week trip to Silicon Valley, Colin picks up on the education theme of ESC SV and reports on TechInsights' (our company) plans for its first-ever online gathering of users, experts and technology providers focused on multicore technologies.
The EE Times Multicore Virtual Conference, is a live gathering (online) scheduled for June 18th.
Be there or be square, all you EDAers!...it's the future.