Of the hundreds of EEdesign news stories posted in 2004, which received the most readership? The following list reveals the top ten stories according to page views and shows what readers regarded as important and interesting.
The legal troubles of Amr Mohsen, former Aptix CEO, top the list. It's a spectacular and tragic story that attracted much attention. But readers were also interested in how Intel's CTO views chip design, curious about how EDA vendors are outsourcing software development overseas, and concerned about power issues.
In terms of EDA vendor news, Cadence Design Systems' new CEO grabbed the most attention. Synopsys' acquisition of the assets of Monterey Design Systems was also viewed as a significant development, as well as Synopsys' patent infringement lawsuit against Magma Design Automation. And one EDA startup, Fishtail Design Automation, made the "top ten" story list with its false-path identification software.
If you missed any of these stories, it's a great time to catch up. And stay tuned for the top EDA-related stories of 2005.
1. Aptix CEO resigns following arrest as flight risk
2. Intel CTO says chip design needs rethinking
3. Former Aptix CEO indicted for plot to kill judge
4. Design tools 'Made not in USA'
5. Intel exec replaces Bingham as Cadence CEO
6. Update: Synopsys says it will shelve Monterey's tools
7. Synopsys buys Monterey Design, source confirms
8. Synopsys sues Magma for patent infringement
9. Power is a growing concern at 90, 65 nm
10. Tool pinpoints false paths, steers designers away