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Why EDA?

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 1.30PM to 3pm

Speaker(s): Andrew Hall, Cadence


Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools enable development of next generation semiconductor devices. Yet few beyond domain experts appreciate the design and algorithm complexity within such tools. Innovation and commitment to software engineering are key requirements for success in this ever-changing product space. In this talk, we will cover what Cadence brings to EDA and why you should consider a role in EDA in your industrial or academic career choices.



Andrew Hall gained his BSc Computer Science from UCL and has since amassed almost 20 years of EDA experience. He has developed a simulated annealing placement engine and soft processors for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) at Altera and is currently a software architect for high performance and low power Clock Tree Synthesis (CTS) at Cadence Design Systems.




Location: PL002


Telephone: 4485

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