Dylan McGrath, EETimes
12/6/2012 10:01 AM EST
Despite lingering economic doom and gloom, electronic design automation (EDA) vendors are poised for a strong 2013 as the semiconductor industry prepares to migrate to three-dimensional FinFET transistors while continuing to push the envelope with scaling to smaller process geometries, according to Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys Inc.
Synopsysâthe largest EDA vendorâreported another strong quarter and fiscal year Wednesday (Dec. 5)âposting sales that exceeded analysts' expectations. The report followed a similar strong performance by Mentor Graphics Corp.âanother of EDA's "big three"âlast week.
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