Studies and Analyses

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The edacentrum contributes at irregular intervals to the preparation of research studies, conference reports and analyses about the EDA field.

"Berliner Protokoll"

The Berliner Protokoll (German only) is the quintessence of the VDE / ZVEI expert panel that has been generated as a result of a survey of executives in the semiconductor industry, their suppliers and customers in the spring of 2010. The Berliner Protokoll is to be tested in the future on its sustainability and serves as a roadmap for organizing associations. With their "Berliner Protokoll" the VDE and the ZVEI associations have made significant contributions to the discussion of the importance of microelectronics as a driver of innovation and productivity.

EDA Trend Reports

With its trend reports from the Design Automation Conference (DAC) edacentrum provided a special service for its members and partners in the assisted EDA projects in the years from 2002 to 2006.  Due to the positive feedback, this service was first extended to the Design Automation and Test Conference (DATE) in 2006. In the years 2007 and 2008, this service has resulted in the provision of the  "edaTrend"-reports. These reports of DAC and DATE have been published as a PDF and in print and have been received with great interest. With the increasing broad and very quick availability of relevant information on a variety of emerging worldwide online media the benefit of edaTrend subsided, so further generating of edaTrend printed reports were renounced.

Studies on the Correlation of Design and Profit

In the two studies published in the years 2002 and 2004 on the correlation between design and profit ("Analysis of the Relationship between EDA Expenditures and Competitive Positioning of IC Vendors" by Dr. Handel Jones, CEO of International Business Strategies Inc.), the dependency between investments in design technology and the market position of companies was analyzed. (Access to the studies, for edacentrum members and partners only)