History of EDA (electronic design automation)?

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Tue Dec 12 12:22:26 CST 2006


In article <a06200711c1a499460715@[192.168.1.199]>,
    "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com>  writes:

> At 10:24 PM -0700 12/11/06, Richard wrote:
> >What about the design software?  I imagine the first generation of EDA
> >software was created in-house by pioneers of VLSI design.  But what
> >about when the tools started to become commodities?  What about early
> >releases of software from a company like Mentor Graphics?
> 
> Have you seen the prices of just a single seat of that kind of 
> software?

Yes, but I hadn't thought about licensing, that's a good point.

I wonder if these companies even keep around a piece of their history
or if its lost forever?
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