January is always so deceptive. We return from the holidays to desks we cleared and cleaned in December, and it all seems so peaceful, so manageable. But before you know it, they’re piled high with work and the scrum's begun. So it is in the first weeks of 2015. What lies ahead? Plenty.
Here’s what I’m seeing:
- Thrilled as always to run into ARM Vice President John Heinlein at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, where the ARM meeting suites (Videos of ARM at CES 2015) were a stone’s throw from Cadence's. Our team showed off a variety of audio and imaging IP technologies with partners. Here’s a link to some of our coverage and we’ve posted videos of some technology demos on the Cadence video page on the CES 2015 playlist.
- I know forecasting is a slippery slope, but I can’t really start a year without having a sense for what might lie ahead. That’s why I got Jaswinder Ahuja, corporate vice president and managing director, Cadence India, on the phone to get his insights. His thoughts about the fact there isn't right now a major trailing and major leading process node are particularly interesting.
- Low-power remains as high priority as ever in electronic system design. If you’re looking for some perspectives, here’s a piece that wrapped up a Cadence Technology Summit on the topic. Great presentations from companies including ARM, CSR, PMC Sierra, Spansion and others.
- And my colleague Richard Goering offered a helpful round-up of CDNLive proceedings from 2014 that contain a wealth of information on all manner system-design enablement issues and solutions.
The past is not necessarily a predictor but it’s always prologue, so I’m looking forward to watching how design challenges evolve and emerge in 2015 and how our industry, collectively, tackles them.