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Unhinged: Gary Smith Calls EDA, Tech Media on the Carpet

Comments(3)Filed under: Cadence, Electronic Design Automation, EDA tools, Brian Fuller, Gary Smith, Jim Hogan, mixed-signal automation, Gary Smith EDA, electronics design, semiconductor design, IC design, circuit design, EDA software, Fuller View, EDA tools vendors, Unhinged, mixed-signal design

Legendary tech industry analyst Gary Smith of Gary Smith EDA plopped down in the chair pleasantly enough to start our interview for the second episode of Unhinged. We had no idea what we were in for.

The normally mild-mannered analyst:

  • Called out EDA vendors for not being "bold enough," while insisting that EDA will eventually gain more power within the electronics-design ecosystem
  • Argued that industry consolidation is a myth
  • Lamented the diminished influence of the electronics press while lambasting them at the same time
  • Offered an unusual compliment for industry gadfly John Cooley

All that plus the Unhinged buffet, which this segment includes servings of:

  • The top 10 reasons ESL is finally here (maybe)
  • Making a printer fly and then explode
  • Updates on Blackberry, Xerox technology, and why your job's not as bad as you may think
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