Thanks for those minimalizing, marginalizing comments. Everyday, 10 hours a day, all I (recruiters) do is talk to EDA engineers, sales, marketing, and corporate EDA INDUSTRY executives about EDA. I/we listen to their concerns and discuss issues. Certainly they are not DEEP TECHNICAL issues, (more I should say, as deep as most recruiters need to go) none the less, relevant to how EDA is doing, heading, performing, and we probably talk, listen, to more that any one out there.
I have total respect for the incredible analyst’s. I read them and in fact have pointed to them in previous articles. The fact is, I doubt a single one of them talks to as many diverse segments of our business as I/we do...and I say our business because the recruiters that specialize in this microcosm we call EDA live, breathe, and know it as well as most. Correct, we are not the technical elite that drive and thoroughly get the vision of the future; I would never suggest that, or anything near. We might not be able to design a chip, or develop a tool, but we know or can find the people the EDA companies need to accomplish that. That is why I never comment on the technical component, that’s for the analysts to do.
So I ask…doesn’t that give me the insight to state my opinion? It is insulting to for anyone to diminish the incredibly important role that recruiters play in this industry, and to say that is offensive and elitists.
As a professional EDA recruiter, that works tirelessly in only EDA to find the needles in the haystack, we have the absolute right to love it, comment on it, as well as do all we can to be part of sustaining it.
Thousands read my column every month. I know clearly from what I hear, how important it is to offer advice and opinions about our industry to the many engineers that do not know past what they do day to day, as well as the ones that really do. I love what I do, and will continue to do so.