Lauro Rizzatti, Verification Consultant
EETimes (6/29/2015 11:30 AM EDT)
As per tradition, Gary Smith kicked off the 52nd DAC June 7 in San Francisco, presenting his EDA industry forecast. Gary remarked that EDA is healthy at over $6 billion with an estimated growth of about 11% over the next five years. However, this is not meeting Wall Street's expectations. Aiming at correcting this issue, he played various scenarios to raise revenues and growth in the design automation space. He added IP, embedded software, optical, biomedical, chemical, and mechanical, with each contributing a slice of the pie in the multi billion-dollar range. The real difference would come by combining traditional EDA with Mechanical Engineering.
Should we drop the "E" and simply call this marriage DA?
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