Date:24th Oct 2011
Cadence collaborates with partners in
offering complete EDA software chain
This year's CDN live event from Cadence again focused on
its EDA 360 offerings where the SoC design is considered
by taking into consideration all aspects of the end-product
design and the application software running in the product;
otherwise the complete eco in which the product works. Its
similar to the way Apple has designed its latest products
iPhone and iPad. Apple has designed the SoC chip, the OS
Software and some of the application software as well the
all ingredients of product design. So that Apple owns the
IP of the chip, product as well as software. When it comes
to making the product it can work with n number of EMS and
semiconductor fab companies in the world to get it manufactured.
This trend is taking the electronic industry to a new level
of thinking. This makes various EDA software design tools
highly interdependent with high level of integration. Cadence
is offering its own software wherever it has strengths and
is collaborating with other software vendors to fills the
gaps in product design software chain ensuring interoperability
and faster design. Cadence calls its system realization
design offerings as open, connected and scalable.
Charlie Huang, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations
of Cadence was telling the attendees how comprehensive EDA
software aids in faster and easy design.
Though the global economy is weak he feels electronics industry
can deliver highly innovative products to increase the sales.
The key area of growth as per him are cloud computing, green
technology, low power design, and Video.
He said Cadence is offering industry's first DDR4 solution,
which includes controller, soft and hard PHY, drivers, verfication
He also shared that leading foundries including Samsung
and TSMC have designed 20nm test chip by collaborating with
Cadence. ARM and Cadence are collaborating on GHz implementation
Another speaker at the CDN Live Srini Rajam, CEO, Ittiam
Systems talked on 'Designing Systems to Thrive in Disruptive
Trends'. He shared the key factors for design project success,
which include scope definition, realistic targets, good
estimation and right resources. According to him SoC, software
and system design should work in synergetic mode. He suggests
to design a modular system exceeding the requirements, so
that scaling down is easier than scaling up. Ittiam is an
IP partner of Cadence.
On the revenue front both through organic and inorganic
growth, the annual revenue of Cadence is expected to exceed
1.1 billion in 2011. Cadence has acquired Azuro and Altos
in 2011. The soon to be announced Q3 2011 revenues of cadence
is estimated in the range of 280 to 290 million US$.