SAN JOSE, Calif. Gary Smith, the former chief EDA analyst at Gartner Dataquest, has formed his own consulting and research firm in the arena.
The new company, called garysmithEDA.com
bills itself as a consulting firm in electronic design. The firm also consists of former members of Gartner Dataquest's former CAD research group. This includes Mary Ann Olsson, vice president and industry analyst within the CAD group.
Gartner Dataquest, the sole research firm that provided extensive market analysis of the EDA industry, recently closed its CAD research group. The Oct. 31 shutdown of Dataquest's Design and Engineering Group affects five people, including Smith.
The Design and Engineering Group covers EDA, electronic system level (ESL) design, embedded software, mechanical design, and architectural engineering and construction.