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Max The Magnificent
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No better than the French
Max The Magnificent   8/7/2014 2:15:50 PM
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"If we don't have a plan, we're no better than the French," as they say LOL

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Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 11:48:52 AM
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This is funny Max. Even when I was working as EVE China's Country Manager (EVE is a French company as you know), I had to present a big plan on what I would do about setting up the subsidiary in China, how to engage with Chinese customers, how to market our products etc before I was given the job. So even the French like to plan :). Unfortunately I didn't plan for the Synopsys acqusition LOL. 

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Re: No better than the French
Max The Magnificent   8/13/2014 12:03:20 PM
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@Jin@Oski: Unfortunately I didn't plan for the Synopsys acqusition LOL.

I can't recall how many acquisitions I've seen since I started in this industry -- it woudl be very interesting to see a three-dimensional image showing the time-lines associated with the various EDA companies and how they's all intermingled and evolved...

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MeasurementBlues   8/13/2014 12:45:16 PM
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@Max,

The T&M Designline quiz for August 31 is about acquisitions in that business. Enjoy.

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Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 1:21:07 PM
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Yes that would be very interesting and insightful! I would love to know about the history of all the acqusitions and what happended to the technology after that, could be a great book :)

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Re: No better than the French
Max The Magnificent   8/13/2014 1:24:23 PM
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@Jin: Yes that would be very interesting and insightful!

Have you ever seen one of those posters showing how various rock-and-roll groups formed and then either renamed themselves or split up and the members joined other groups and so forth -- it really is interesting to see how this developed over time -- and I think the same would be true of EDA companies...

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Re: No better than the French
Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 1:32:34 PM
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No I have not seen those posters but I can see what you are thinking of in my head. This would be a great project! Shouldn't be too hard to dig up all the data and have a designer create a poster that shows the evolution of EDA. 

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Re: No better than the French
Max The Magnificent   8/13/2014 1:35:02 PM
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@Jin: Shouldn't be too hard to dig up all the data and have a designer create a poster that shows the evolution of EDA.

You're in charge -- I look forward to seeing it when you've got it done LOL

 

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Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 1:41:26 PM
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Haha, I was hoping you could take the lead. The idea is very interesting, I wouldn't mind getting involved in making it happen. Maybe we can communicate offline on collecting data first...

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Re: No better than the French
Max The Magnificent   8/13/2014 1:45:28 PM
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@Jin: Maybe we can communicate offline on collecting data first...

Nice try, but I am snowed under workwise -- up to my armpits in alligators fighting fires without a paddle (I never metaphor I didn't like)

One way to do this would be to create a web-based program that allows lots of people to add snippets of data like company name and location and dates (mybe even major characters) and linkages between companies and so forth...

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Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 2:54:15 PM
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Completely understand about buried with work. All great ideas, and they are out there in the universe so hopefully some effort will start to mak it happen :)

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altamira   8/10/2014 5:47:34 AM
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Planning is mandatory for business success. Fail to plan and you plan to fail.

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Jin@Oski   8/13/2014 11:54:48 AM
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Yes planning is very important, especially for a complex task. You'd be surprised to see how many teams just jump into doing formal without much planning and as a result fail to see the benefits of formal and fail to adopt it successfully in the verification flow. That's why we have been emphasizing on the importance of formal test planning, we talked about it in our DAC Insight Tutorial session and do in all of engagements. We would love to see every project using formal being successful, it has to start from good planning. 

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Max The Magnificent   8/13/2014 12:00:33 PM
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@altamira: Fail to plan and you plan to fail.

This sums things up nicely.

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