Last time on this blog, Ted Miracco
and I compared and contrasted the recent DAC and IMS shows, and shared some thoughts on why we think DAC seems to be waning while MTT just keeps on going strong. This week I want to continue on with the DAC thought thread and talk a bit more about a fairly major topic at DAC that dominated my experience this year-the Interoperable PDK Libraries Initiative (IPL). This initiative, of which AWR
is a founding member, was the subject of both a lunch and a pavilion panel discussion entitled, "Will Interoperable PDKs Fly in a Stodgy Analog World?
Ted Miracco, Executive Vice President, joined AWR in 1997, and is currently focused on AWR's corporate strategy, including worldwide sales, mergers & acquisitions and corporate marketing.
Prior to joining AWR, Ted was a Senior Account Executive at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of electronic design automation technology.
At Cadence, Ted
was responsible for developing solutions that could assist customers in accelerating the design of semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications systems.
Before working at Cadence, Ted was responsible for Business Development and World-wide Corporate Accounts at EEsof, Inc.
holds double majors in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
also minored in and taught economics.
Ted brings over 18 years of experience in engineering, marketing and technical sales.
To comment or ask Ted
and Sherry a question, use the comment link at the bottom of the entry.
Since AWR's executive VP and long-time DAC/MTT veteran Ted Miracco
also attended, I've invited him to share this blog with me because he
has lots of good thoughts as well.
I remember those days at DAC as well. It was a real mish-mash of hardware, software, and service vendors…a real eco-system for electronic design. Looking back now, DAC has certainly changed. On the flip side, both Ted
and I have been attending IMS/MTT for just as long as DAC and my year after year impression is that IMS just keeps getting better. Even in spite of the economy, IMS was thriving this year. DAC, in contrast, seemed to be quietly dying. Out side of the exhibit hall where Blueray and iPods were being raffled off, the halls were mostly quiet and not well-traversed by designers. I have my own ideas about why the difference in these two shows. Ted
, what do you think?