Missing CAD

Am I the only one concerned that on the recent analysts call with Mentor Graphics, not once were the company’s printed circuit board design tools mentioned?

The conversation, both from the company and the analysts, revolved solely around the company’s semiconductor design and emulation product lines.

If analysts are focused only on the semi side, then that’s how they will value the company. And the company will orient its internal efforts to align with the analysts.

This bears watching.

About Mike

Mike Buetow is editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He is also vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversees all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 20 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow
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One Response to Missing CAD

  1. Matt says:

    That’s definitely an interesting note although there seems to have been a change in Mentor Graphics stance since your post in May. Specifically, with the latest release of DxDesigner EE 7.9.4, it looks like Mentor has made some significant upgrades related to PCB design creation, definition, and reuse.

    They have a new DxDesigner webinar series (starting Oct. 30) and are also offering a 30-day, virtual trial on their website.

    DxDesigner Webinar Series

    Try DxDesigner Virtually for 30 Days

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