It wasn't too long ago—perhaps even 5 to 10 years ago—that
EDA and IP cores made strange bedfellows. If you've been in the industry for a
few years, you remember those days (think "star IP" for one thing).
Well, times change quickly in our industry. Today, IP cores
are a fundamental part of EDA and design methodologies. Just a few short years ago,
Cadence's IP business was minimal or nonexistent. Today, Cadence is the number
4 provider of IP cores in the global electronics design world.
IP Cores Expansion
The company's march into the IP space began with the
of Denali in 2010. Then, last year, the company's expansion into IP picked
up steam with the acquisitions of Evatronix
If you want to get a sense for how the pieces of the puzzle
fit together in the coming years—how the marriage of EDA and IP will become
increasingly crucial to electronics design engineers—join us for special
event this Wednesday (Jan. 29).
That's when the Cadence speaker series welcomes Chris Rowen (pictured, right),
founder of Tensilica and now a Cadence Fellow. Starting at noon in the Building
10 auditorium, Chris will discuss what's changing in microprocessor
In recent interviews with myself
Goering, Chris has discussed IP and its impact on design methodologies,
shifts in microprocessor architecture and design and other technology topics.
He has laid out a compelling vision for the future of EDA and IP that will no
doubt be woven into his presentation on Wednesday.
If you've heard Chris speak before, you need no additional selling;
if you haven't heard him speak before, you're in for a treat.
Hope to see you there!
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