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.
Synopsys—the largest EDA vendor—reported another strong quarter and fiscal year Wednesday (Dec. 5)—posting sales that exceeded analysts' expectations. The report followed a similar strong performance by Mentor Graphics Corp.—another of EDA's "big three"—last week.
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