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+00:00 July 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 | 2015-01-14T22:22:25+00:00 July 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 March 24th, 2012|EDA, Founder Story|0 Comments

DAC 2010 Blog Coverage Roundup

Here is my roundup of blog posts about the 2010 Design Automation Conference. You can also follow the #47DAC hashtag on twitter for breaking announcements during the conference. Last year's roundup is available a DAC 2009 Blog Coverage Roundup. Original intro: If you write a blog post that reviews an [...]

By | 2014-09-21T15:02:48+00:00 June 13th, 2010|Blogging, EDA|7 Comments