The Cadence Design Network provides a great way to learn about the latest design and verification methodologies offered by Cadence, and the ways customers are using them. I had the pleasure to attend CDNLive! in Israel last week. For me, visting Israel is always an exciting time. In addiiton to the fact that I have a lot of friends and family there and the food is great, it is always facsinating to see such a small country with so much influcence on our industry.
Most of the large electronic companies (Intel, Broadcom, Marvel, TI, Freescale, Samsung, Qualcomm and the list goes on and on) have subsidaries in Israel with major R&D contributions. In addition, there are always discussions about new ventures and start-ups -- although during my last visit, I noticed that the number of new fabless semiconductor companies has decreased.
Rony Friedman from Intel was one of the keynote speakers at CDNLive! Israel. In his talk, he emphasized the need to use HW/SW platforms (including emulation, FPGA-based prototyping and virtual platforms) throughout the development process and looked at this task (system integration) as one of the key challenges in the industry and a new opportunity for the EDA companies. For the first time, Cadence created an embedded software track in this event, presented in collaboration with ARM, WindRiver and GlobalLogic. Please comment on this blog and let me know if you are interestd in attending such tracks in other Cadence events, and we will add these to our agenda in the future.
This week (Oct 26th and Oct 27th), our CDNLive! comes to the US (Silicon Valley) and we have a great program here. If you are interested in topics related to System Realization, I would encourage you to attend the following sessions:
Oct 26th (Fairmont Hotel in San Jose):
Oct 27th (Cadence San Jose campus) - Cadence techtorials:
See you all at CDNLive! Silicon Valley.