Last Wednesday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View the EDA industry came together to celebrate 50 years of EDA. I would guess I knew close to half the people there, proving that if you hang around in a small industry for 30 years then you get to know a lot of faces. The event was black-tie optional but a lot of people had chosen to wear a tux.
The evening started with a champagne reception and then we moved into the main dining area for wine and hors d’oeuvre. There was a silent auction of many items going on behind a curtain where a second bar was hidden away.
The tables for dinner were either sponsored by companies or were hosted by an “industry luminary”.
After dinner, a much less silent auction took places, including going hiking with Aart de Geus, lunch with Wally Rhines, an opportunity to pitch your investment to a VC and more.
October 16th at the Computer History Museum, EDAC is hosting EDA: Back to the Future to celebrate 50 years of EDA. EDAC always has a fall event of some sort and historically it has been the Kaufman Award Dinner. This year, the Kaufman Award was presented (to Chenming Hu) at 50th DAC, so the fall EDAC calendar was open. Since Calma was founded in November 1963, which seems near enough to count as the beginning of EDA, EDAC decided to throw a big party - an industry reunion of sorts - to celebrate EDA’s 50th Anniversary.
One purpose of this event is to raise money for the Computer History Museum’s EDA Oral Histories Collection and Exhibit, a project (driven by Doug Fairbairn) to capture and preserve the history of EDA.
OK, you have to squint and look at the data just right...
Jim Hogan is having his annual charity barbecue at his home in Santa Cruz on labor day weekend. This year it is a luau. It is from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday August 31st at 2181 Sunny Acres Drive, Santa Cruz. It requires a donation of $50 per person with the money being a benefit for FleaHab of Santa Cruz county. Kids are free. Get tickets here. FleaHab was founded in 2011 by surf legend Darryl "Flea" Virostko. It integrates exercise and a healthy lifestyle into the recovery process for those afflicted with drug or alcohol addiction.
There will also be silent auction of lots of goodies donated by local businesses, including a 1938 old-growth redwood and balsa surfboard and one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture by noted local artist David Kimball Anderson, resort stays, wine, massages, jewelry, and much more in live and silent auctions.
EDAC has just announced market share numbers for Q1 this year.
EDA industry revenue increased 8.1% for Q1 to $1.668B compared to $1.544B in Q1 2012. Sequentially revenue decreased 6.2% from Q4 2012 (this is normal, Q1 is almost always lower than Q4 of the prior year). Growth was especially strong in services, IP and PCB. Geographically Asia-Pacific had double digit growth but all regions except Japan were positive (and Japan only declined by 0.7%).
Employment in EDA increased 5.4% from last year to 29,360 people.
The full press release is here.
The complete market statistics report is available from EDAC, of course. Full details here.
EDAC is organizing an event at the Computer History Museum (just by 101 and Shoreline) Back to the Future to celebrate the EDA industry.
There are not yet many details other than the time-slot: Wednesday October 16th, 5.30 to 9pm. From 5.30pm until 7pm is a reception and then from 7-9pm is the event. That's all the details I know.
You can't register yet but I'll post again nearer the time when more is known and the instructions for attending become clear.