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Today's EDA Industry Has Eliminated the Need for Internal CAD Groups--And Other Modern Myths

Published: 01 December 1997

ID: G0053090

Analyst(s): Gary Smith


What is a CAD group? What does it do? Why do people need one? Those and other related questions are, unfortunately, still being asked. Presidents of electronics companies had better find answers, and fast. The world of system-level design revolves around the building and use of a strong internal CAD organization. This Perspective tackles these pressing questions.

Table Of Contents
  • So Why Internal CAD?
    • A Brief History of CAD
    • The Move from Gate-Level Methodology to RTL Methodology
    • But What About Mainstream Companies?
    • Dataquest Perspective
    • Today's Competitive Environment

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