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CDNLive! EMEA has started today. I arrived here (Munich Germany) from SFO paying $340 for a round trip (record low for trip to Europe). Someone told me today the reason for this was that I have made my reservation at the same time the swine flu news were at their peak and with the decrease in demand for flights the tickets prices went down (go figure!). I like to start with one piece of good news. On my way to the airport the taxi driver told me that in the last month, his business started to recover. Mostly, my taxi driver input is a good indicator to the economic situation so maybe, we are at the start of a recovery (yeah!).
If you are a system architect, system engineer, verification engineer, SW developer or logic designer, I think, you have a lot to see at this show. The highlight of today was the system low-power techtorial. Through presentations and demonstrations and a lot of interactions with the audience, the seminar provided the audience a good understanding of the power issues and how these can be resolved with Cadence solution. One of the engineers in the audience told me it took him months to analyze the results we showed in the seminar you can get in minutes.
Tomorrow afternoon, we are going to have 3 exciting ESL demos - highly recommended!
On Wednesday, we are going to have customer presentations (see below) at the System D&V column.
We are demonstrating our Xtreme and Palladium demos at the Cadence booth. See below the list:
Overall, we have a great conference here.