Cadence dominates the custom IC layout market and CiraNova gets a lot of attention about automating analog layout, but I’m here to tell you about an interesting company called Micro Magic that is offering a free IC layout viewer called MAX-View.
Their demo is outrageous because they can load, pan, zoom and edit a design with 1 Trillion transistors! No other IC editor I know of will give you that capacity and responsiveness.
Like CiraNova they also support OpenAccess, a Cadence-led standard.
Ask for Mark Mangum at DAC in booth #764.
You can also check out the Layout Editor offered by Stabie Soft at http://www.stabie-soft.com/
Good point about Stabie Soft offering IC layout tools priced from $100 to $8,000 per year. I keep wondering how founder Mike Stabenfeldt is spending that $2.5M he received from Magma just two years ago.
Keeping me cool in the hot texas summers:)