Nicolas Mokhoff, EETimes
6/7/2011 9:45 AM EDT
SAN DIEGO—The proverbial analyst of the EDA industry predicted that design automation tools will become a $6.6 billion industry by 2015.
But that watershed mark will only happen if EDA as an industry not only takes its responsibility for developing design tools that enable the IC design process seriously, but also "at a design cost that allows the ecosystem to operate at a profit," proclaimed Gary Smith.
"This is not about cost of EDA tools—that’s lunch money," remarked Smith at the Design Automation Conference here. "What I’m talking about is the level of automation; the costs are in the engineers to do the design."
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