Dear Reader:The yin and the yang of the CAD world. While interoperability remains an on-going issue for engineers (according to a recent survey), life is getting a little easier, thanks in part to new open source software projects. Take a look at this e-newsletter to see what’s happening in the world of engineering software and hardware. If you have an item you’d like to include or have any feedback (good, bad or otherwise), I’d love to hear from you — drop me a line at email@example.com. Beth Stackpole Contributing Editor
CAD Interoperability Remains a Stumbling Block, Survey Shows Despite vendor claims of interoperability amongst CAD design tools, the problem still plagues design engineers, according to a survey of 3,000 users by Kubotek USA. Full Story
Packing on Productivity Product development organizations need to be a lot more efficient, for which they will need faster hardware that costs less to run and more sophisticated software that facilitates collaboration and enhances simulation. Full Story
PC Graphics Board Market Takes a Dip in Q3It’s not rosy times for graphics board makers. As competitive pressures force suppliers to reduce prices, the total market value has taken a hit. Full Story
MathWorks Allows Co-Simulation with Link to Cadence Platform To ensure more efficient design and verification of SoCs, ASICs and FPGAs through co-simulation, The MathWorks released a link between its model-based design software and Cadence Design Systems Inc.’s vertification platform. Full Story
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