Month: June 2007

Breakfast with Tom Anyos of Technology Ventures Corporation

Francis and I had a great breakfast yesterday at Hobee’s with Tom Anyos, the director of California operations for Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC). Formed in 1993 by Lockheed Martin to commercialize technology that had been developed at Sandia National Laboratories, TVC expanded its focus to California and Nevada in 2002. The breakfast was to review …

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EET Sheds EDA Expertise: Bad News for EDA Startups

Richard Wallace pens a “Note to Our Readers” in the morning edition of EE Times on-line (hyperlinks added): Last week CMP Technology, a part of United Business Media and parent company of this newspaper, announced sweeping editorial management changes at EE Times and TechOnline, EEtimes.com‘s sister Web site. The changes will accelerate the expansion of …

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Founder’s Story: An EDA Acquisition During the DotCom Boom

This is another joint project we did with Ann Marcus because she is such an  effective interviewer. Last month she sat down with Mike Bitzko, currently CEO of CadPlex, to get his founder’s point of view of getting acquired (when he was CEO of Concurrent CAE Systems) at the peak of the dotcom boom and …

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Finding Partners

The best way to find partners is your inner circle, the people who you have a shared success with. Starting a company is like a marriage, you really want to know and trust your partner. Another place to look is a web site www.gobignetwork.com where you can post a job description for a programmer. They …

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Anthony Scampavia Bio

Anthony has been with SKMurphy since 2007, he provides consulting around a lightweight product development model that is appropriate for startups, In addition he focuses on reviewing and defining product release and test strategies as well as developing test and development sandbox environments for automated regressions and system level testing. Prior to SKMurphy, Anthony was …

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Editorial Coverage: The Times They Are A-changing

Which resource do you prefer to obtain information; print or on-line? This morning I attended an interactive DAC debate that touched on the issues on the shift from print media to on-line publishing. Below is my summary of the topics and discussions of the presentation titled Editorial Coverage: The Times They Are A-changing. Moderator: Scott …

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DAC Panel Presentation: EDA Exit Strategies: What’s Next?

This morning I attended a panel discussion on EDA Exit Strategies: What’s Next? This presentation was given at DAC on the Pavilion Show Floor. It was a one hour interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience. Below is my take on the two most interesting discussions. Moderator: Kathryn Kranen – Jasper Design Automation, Inc., …

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