Gary Smith, the dean of EDA analysts, has his sights set on two major trends he thinks will be prominent at this year's Design Automation Conference.
"The big thing at DAC this year is debug," said Smith, chief analyst at his own eponymously named firm, Gary Smith EDA. "We are debugging everything now."
Smith, who will be kicking off his 19th DAC with his annual state of EDA update on Sunday (June 3) at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, counts seven vendors offering some form of debug: EVE, Cadence, Mentor, SpringSoft, Axiom, Vennsa and IC Manage. "That is the hottest thing at DAC," Smith said.