I sat down with one of the most well-known and influential CEOs in the EDA industry – Kathyrn Kranen, the President and CEO of Jasper Design Automation. Kathryn is responsible for leading Jasper’s team in successfully bringing their technology to the mainstream design verification market. She has 20 years EDA industry experience and a proven management track record. While serving as president and CEO of Verisity Design, Inc., Kathryn and her team created an entirely new market that we now call design verification.
The discussion went far and wide and if you know Kathryn, she manages to pack a lot into a short space of time, so this is both abridged and will be published in several pieces.
It seems to me as if the fundamental business model for EDA has changed in the past 10 years or so. We used to see startups do the research and development and as soon as they had a customer or two, they were acquired by one of the large EDA companies. Until the recent spate of large acquisitions, that appeared to have stopped. Is this a fundamental change?
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