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EDA Refugee
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05/05/11 11:55 AM
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I think the EDA industry definitely has a stodgy, old-boys-network feel. It just doesn't feel like a very dynamic industry when you compare it with, say, web development for social networking. Now that I work in web dev (because my EDA job was shipped overseas) it just seems a lot more fast-paced. New languages, new frameworks, new libraries appear on just about a daily basis. For those of us who like learning new things that's kind of nice. Also, I find that these small startups (not in the EDA industry) can make decisions much faster - that could be hiring decisions, decisions about technologies, etc. EDA moves at a glacial pace by comparison.
A web or mobile app company can create a prototype and get funding in a matter of months. An EDA startup can take years to get to a working prototype. To some extent, I think the fault lies with the VC community: they can understand the web and fund quickly, but they don't want to bet on an EDA company where it can take years to get to payback.


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*It doesn’t take a Genius to figure out that EDA has a Majo  04/05/11 08:21 PM
.*Still relevant after all these years...Ron Green  05/13/11 01:35 PM
.*EDA has a stodgy, old-boys-network feelEDA Refugee  05/05/11 11:55 AM
.*EDA as a career isn't an option in the USBen There  04/28/11 03:11 PM
.*Magillem's IPO in November 2009Gary Dare  04/05/11 08:21 PM
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