If you want a glimpse of the future of cloud computing and EDA, there's probably no better place than in the shadows of Google.
In that shadow, literally a stone's throw from Google headquarters, sits Raul Camposano, longtime EDA veteran now navigating his company, Nimbic, through the waters of industry change.
Camposano, Nimbic's CEO, sees EDA embracing cloud computing, but not in the way many are envisioning. To get there will require the industry to rethink how it builds software, how it prioritizes business models, and how it considers its IT strategy overall. And the design area that will drive the change isn't the one most people might think.
He talked about it shortly after appearing on an Amazon Web Services panel with Raik Brinkmann, CEO of OneSpin Solution, John Olson, Cadence Group Director, and Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing.
"Buying compute power from the public cloud is going to be a helluva lot cheaper than doing it for yourself," he said. It won't be for everybody, of course, or for every tool--at least at first--but "with it will go EDA."
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