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January 05, 2012
The Best of 2011 – EDA Weekly Magazine, Press Postings, and Careers Corner
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Graham Bell - Contributing Editor


by Graham Bell - Contributing Editor
Posted anew every four weeks or so, the EDA WEEKLY delivers to its readers information concerning the latest happenings in the EDA industry, covering vendors, products, finances and new developments. Frequently, feature articles on selected public or private EDA companies are presented. Brought to you by EDACafe.com. If we miss a story or subject that you feel deserves to be included, or you just want to suggest a future topic, please contact us! Questions? Feedback? Click here. Thank you!


As 2012 begins, it is time to review the stories and weekly articles that were picked by you, the EDACafe.com audience, as the most interesting and newsworthy.   We have grouped them by the highest number of click-throughs or readers.

The EDA Weekly Magazine covered many different technology and business topics.  The top Magazine article of 2011 was an analysis of SpringSoft, written by Russ Henke.

 

Author

Title

Date

Click-throughs

1

Russ Henke

 

Welcome SpringSoft!


May 2

3,061

2

 

Russ Henke
Back to the Future
July 25

2,823

3

 

Russ Henke

A Tektronix Gain


May 30

2,238

4

Graham Bell

 

The Best of 2010 – EDA Weekly Magazine, Press Postings, and Careers Corner


Jan. 4

2,184

5

 

Russ Henke
Real Intent – Part II

Feb. 7

2,167

 

EDACafe has also been tracking Press Coverage throughout the year.  The leading articles were a mix of customer wins, acquisition announcements and business reports, with Tanner EDA topping the list.  Here are the most newsworthy corporate stories for 2011:

 

Title

Date

Click-throughs

1

 

Tanner EDA Lands Experienced EDA Account Manager for Growing Customer Base

June 21

2,139

2

 

Cadence Acquires Azuro

July 12

1,302

3

 

Synopsys to Acquire Magma Design Automation

Nov. 30

1,295

4

 

Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Mentor Graphics

April 21

1,277

5

 

ANSYS, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Apache Design Solutions

June 30

1,259

6

 

Freescale Licenses Synopsys' DesignWare IP Portfolio to Accelerate SoC Designs

Mar. 23

1,230

7

 

ICCAD 2011 Call for Papers: Deadline: Monday, April 18

Mar. 14

1,033

8

 

Mentor Graphics Issues Open Letter to Shareholders

April 25

899

9

 

Design & Reuse Announces 20th Anniversary Program for IP-SOC; December 7-8, 2011, World Trade Center, Grenoble, France

Nov. 15

899

10

 

48th Design Automation Conference: Double Digit Increase in Attendance

June 9

882

 

In the IC News category the following were the top 5 stories:

 

Title

Date

Click-throughs

1

Texas Instruments introduces industry's smallest wireless power receiver chip

April 18

965

2

Atego launches Aonix Perc Ultra 6

May 3

730

3

National Semiconductor Adds Three High Output Voltage Products to SIMPLE SWITCHER Power Module Family

Jan. 19

614

4

STMicroelectronics Unveils Next-Generation iNEMO Engine

March 24

613

5

New SerDes from Analog Bits Reduces Footprint, Power & Cost: Saves up to 700 milliwatts on Flat Panel Display SOCs

March 18

609

 

Careers Cafe authored by Mark Gilbert was also a regular feature.  The following article published on Feb. 17, 2011, received an amazing 6,647 click-throughs:

So what has changed in EDA hiring?... Is my wild prediction coming true?... How might Mentor play …


The staff of Internet Business Systems and EDACafe.com thank you for your readership and wish you a prosperous 2012!


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-- Graham Bell, EDACafe.com Contributing Editor.