Recently an EDA industry observer relayed some Specmaniacs' concerns about satisfying the increasing demand for e/Specman trained verification engineers in Europe and other geographies. Team Specman is seeing this growth too, and here is what we [Cadence] are doing to help:
* First, we have a network of expert e/Specman service providers located around the world (many of which who can support projects in geographies other than their headquarters location). Our list of "Verification Alliance" partners is here: http://www.cadence.com/Alliances/verificationalliance/pages/default.aspx
I welcome specific queries to me offline so I can help introduce Specmaniacs to these firms -- just use the "Contact" button at the upper right hand side of this page.
* Current Cadence customers and partners should be aware that they now have access to free online e/Specman training for refreshing their skills, or training someone from scratch. To apply for this, send an email to training_enroll at cadence dot com with "SPECMAN" in the subject line, and the following information in the message body - Your Name, Company, Address, Phone, name of your Cadence Sales person or partner program contact -- and our Educational Services team will follow-up with you.* Finally, in partnership with leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider Udacity, in early 2013 we are offering a course on functional verification with the e language (IEEE 1647). The course is free and open to all - pre-register on the Udacity web site now: http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs348/CourseRev/1Hannes FroehlichTeam Specman Solutions Architect