EDA Consortium Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2015

Communications Communications – Provides the vehicles for effectively communicating the goals, activities, and results of EDAC and its committees to EDAC members and the industry.

EDAC Executive Director Bob Smith will present the afternoon keynote at Si2Con on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM. [ More information.]

Be sure to read Bob's new blog on EDACafe.com, EDAC Connected!

Photos of recent EDAC events are available on our Facebook page!

ECC Emerging Companies – Promotes the interests of companies whose annual revenue is less than $5M.

Patents and Patent Litigation: Develop, Strengthen, and Protect Your Intellectual Property will be the topic of the Emerging Companies Committee panel on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Join San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent Office, John Cabeca for an informative evening. [ More information and registration.]

The next installment of the popular EDAC - Jim Hogan Emerging Companies Series, featuring John Lee, GM/VP at Ansys, will be held on December 9, 2015 in San Jose. Check edac.org often for details, coming soon!

Previous installments of the EDAC - Jim Hogan series, including recent conversations with Ravi Subrmanian, Kathryn Kranen, Joe Costello, and others are available in the EDAC media library.

Export and Government Relations – Supports the interests of EDA suppliers and customers in matters pertaining to product export.

The past three months have been busy for those of us paying attention to export regulations. A flurry of requests for comments from the Departments of Commerce (BIS) and State (DDTC) on proposed changes to the regulations led to many discussions about how the changes could affect our industry, and how best to respond.

Two items in particular to highlight. The Wassenaar Arrangement, (a committee that sets export guidelines adhered to by 40 countries including the US), issued regulations on Intrusion Software. The intent is to block the distribution of software and technology that can be used by hackers and criminals intent on causing harm via the web. However the regulation as proposed would impose export restrictions on the use of the monitoring technology that companies use to thwart such hacking and disruption. After a flurry of comments, including a letter submitted by the EDAC export team, BIS has halted adoption of the regulation in the US, and is studying bringing back the subject to Wassenaar for a review.

The EDAC export committee also filed a letter against a proposal, that if adopted will have EVERY company who physically exports products needing to change the required “destination control statement” on their export paperwork. The jury is still out on this one, however we are hopeful that BIS will fine-tune their proposal from the broad-based approach they have initially taken.

Interoperability – Drives EDA standards and quality for the benefit of the industry.

The Interoperability Committee continues to address the status of various operating systems and their applicability to EDA.

The committee is looking at upcoming releases of RHEL and SUSE, as well as Windows 10. We have also investigated other popular Linux operating systems, focusing on issues important to EDA vendors and customers. This includes stability, long term support, compatibility, and other issues. We also conducted a survey amongst member companies regarding remote display software.

Be sure to check the EDAC OS Roadmap for the latest information as you plan upcoming projects and purchases.

Phil Kaufman Award – Selects the recipients of the prestigious EDAC/CEDA Phil Kaufman Award to honor an individual who has had a demonstrable IMPACT on the field of electronic design through contributions in Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

Congratulations to Dr. Walden C. Rhines, Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, on being honored with the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award! Wally is being honored for his leadership role in growing EDA and IC Design Industries. [ Press Release.]

Join the EDA Consortium and IEEE Council on EDA as we honor Dr. Rhines at a dinner event on November 12, 2015 at the 4th Street Summit Center in San Jose, CA. [ More information and registration.]

License Management & Anti-Piracy – Provides a forum for members to identify and solve software licensing and piracy problems common to EDA vendors and their customers.

The LMA committee continued our ongoing discussions with our mutual enterprise customers, represented by CELUG. Currently these discussions focus on the topics of HostID duplication and high availability. The key issue is the EDA provider's desire to address the issue of HostID duplication while being sensitive to the customer's key concerns, which include high availability.

The committee meets via webinar each month to discuss key issues, and to hear from licensing and anti-piracy vendors. In July, new EDAC member SmartFlow Solutions presented it's solutions to the committee.

Market Statistics Service – Generates the quarterly EDA revenue report available to EDAC members.

The MSS report for Q2, 2015, released in September, reported EDA industry revenue of $1.9B, an increase of 8.5% compared to Q2, 2014. [ Press release ] Highlights of the Q2 report , along with highlights of the previous 4 quarters, are available on the EDAC web site MSS page . The full report is available to EDAC member companies.

Tradeshows – Represents the interests of EDA companies at the DAC (USA), and DATE (Europe) tradeshows.

Planning is underway for the 2016 Design Automation Conference , which will be in Austin, Texas on June 5 through 9, 2016.

Planning is underway for Date 2016 to be held in Dresden, Germany, March 14 - 18, 2016. DATE 16 will highlight automotive and security systems.

7.07.15 EDA Consortium Reports EDA Industry Revenue Increase for Q2 2015
9.08.15 EDA Industry Recognizes Dr. Walden C. Rhines of Mentor Graphics with the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award
EDAC  Logo EDAC Emerging Companies Committee Panel - Patents and Patent Litigation: Develop, Strengthen, and Protect Your Intellectual Property. October 29, 2015, in San Jose, California.
EDAC  Logo Phil Kaufman Award presentation and dinner, honoring 2015 recipient Dr. Walden C. Rhines.
November 12, 2015, in San Jose, California.

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