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IntelMy engineering career began at Intel designing DRAMs at a time when Design Rule Checking (DRC) and Layout Versus Schematic checking (LVS) where done manually by New College Graduates (NCGs). It quickly dawned on me that Computer Aided Design (CAD) was desperately needed. Intel had a strong culture of internally developed CAD tools however that team never seemed to be able to automate everything that I wanted, so I just started writing my own CAD tools to make my life easier as an engineer.

After 8 years in IC design I decided to do something about the dearth of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and joined a start-up called Silicon Compilers Inc in San Jose. The vision at SCI was quite powerful: Design at a high level of abstraction, push a button and the chip is automatically created both logically and physically. Mentor Graphics saw the promise of SCI and acquired the company.

Daniel Payne

My perspective on EDA comes from experience as a full-custom IC circuit designer, Application Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Product Marketing Manager, EDA consultant and EDA blogger.



EDA Consulting Services

I will accelerate your EDA business success with marketing and training services like:

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Data Sheets
  • Go To Market Plan
  • Lobbying Pundits
  • Marketing Requirements
  • Packaging
  • Positioning
  • Pricing
  • Roadmaps
  • Sales Training
  • Social Media
  • Surveys
  • Verilog Training
  • White Papers

My work can be conducted in stealth mode or out in the open to fit your project.

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SemiWiki.comThis new site was launched in January 2011 and covers the EDA plus IP industries with: Forums, Wiki Pages and Blogs. We have several veteran bloggers: Daniel Nenni, Paul McLellan, Eric Esteve, Ed MckernanDaniel Payne

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