Gary Smith 1941-2015

Gary Smith, founder and chief analyst at Gary Smith EDA, passed away July 3, 2015 after a brief illness. He was a good friend and a mentor and he contributed substantially to fostering the collaboration around a shared vision in Electronic Design Automation that is necessary to keep Moore’s Law [...]

By |2015-08-03T22:08:37-08:00July 9th, 2015|EDA, skmurphy|0 Comments

Founder Story: Steve DiBartolomeo of Artwork Conversion Software

Steve DiBartolomeo is co-founder of Artwork Conversion Software, Inc., an EDA software firm headquartered  in Santa Cruz CA with a development office in Manhattan Beach, CA. Founded in 1989, the company develops CAD translation programs, CAD viewers, plotting software and IC packaging software.  Artwork has over 5000 customers worldwide including [...]

By |2021-04-03T21:29:34-08:00July 16th, 2014|EDA, First Office, Founder Story, skmurphy|0 Comments

Semifore Execs Share Bootstrapping Lessons and 2014 Scaling Up Plans at Jan-17-2014 MVP Clinic

Semifore , Inc. was founded in 2006 by Richard Weber based on his system design experience at several startups and some larger systems firms. All of them struggled with the need for  tools and methods to keep the hardware architecture in sync with software architecture and to ensure that the [...]

By |2014-01-17T21:59:56-08:00January 16th, 2014|4 Finding your Niche, 5 Scaling Up Stage, EDA, Events, skmurphy|2 Comments

Founder Story: Luc Burgun, EVE

This originally appeared in my “Entrepreneurial Engineer” column in EETimes as “No longer a startup, EVE aims for top tier of EDA players” on Mar-29-2011. I have added some additional hyperlinks in this version. Dr. Luc Burgun is co-founder and CEO of EVE. He has more than sixteen years of [...]

By |2015-06-13T17:01:20-08:00March 24th, 2012|EDA, Founder Story|0 Comments

My Interview With Peggy Aycinena

My Interview With Peggy Aycinena I was interviewed by Peggy Aycinena about six months ago and she subsequently published it in July on the GabeOnEDA site as "Business 101: Art & Magic of EDA Marketing." Peggy has always appreciated that the technology is nothing without the team and it's the [...]

By |2019-08-03T23:41:12-08:00November 23rd, 2010|Customer Development, EDA|3 Comments
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