31 Aug '13, 4pm

Celebrating @Cadence 25 yrs, @bfuller9 chats with Jim Hogan on #EDA history:

Celebrating @Cadence 25 yrs, @bfuller9 chats with Jim Hogan on #EDA history:

In the quarter century that Cadence has existed as a company, one man who was there from day one says it has always been defined by three French words. "Cadence has never lacked for esprit de corps," said Jim Hogan, the EDA industry legend (pictured right ), who was there when Cadence emerged from the crucible of the merger of SDA and ECAD. "Cadence has always been great at rallying to a crisis and kicking butt. Everybody feels they can bring something to the party. They can help and they want to help." If you weren't there, here's a recap: SDA (Solomon Design Automation) Systems started in the early 1980s with a dissatisfied engineer named Jim Solomon who happened by a brilliant analog design. Working at National Semiconductor, Solomon was frustrated by the lack of analog CAD tools, and he saw the need for a standard format for design data storage. 1980s EDA revolution So...

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