MANHASSET, NY As Israel celebrates its 60th birthday this year, it can be proud of having at least a few dozen American high-tech companies' subsidiaries--including Intel, IBM and Motorola--reside on its soil. The latest Silicon Valley EDA company to join them is CoWare.
Other EDA vendors, including Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, also have operations in Israel.
A supplier of platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, CoWare is responding by opening up a local-support and channel-distribution center for its ESL technologies used by systems and semiconductor companies.
"As I experienced during my tenure as a CAD manager at Motorola Semiconductors Israel, design engineers in Israel are very demanding," said Eshel Haritan, vice president of engineering at CoWare. "Back in the early nineties, the transition to RTL in production was considered cutting edge. Today, because of the challenges associated with multi-core designs and the large amounts of embedded software content, IP, semiconductor, and electronics companies are seeking CoWare's leading-edge technology."
CoWare is hosting a half-day seminar Wednesday, May 28, on its ESL 2.0 solutions.
The move to expand to Israel is an ongoing activity on the part of many global companies. A geotechnology axis is forming at the center of which are Israel, China and India. And in the Middle East/Africa corridor, Dubai is the latest country that wants to play in the high-stakes, high-tech game.