DVCon India has made deep connections worldwide since its inception back in 2014. One of our friends who has helped the show time and again is Tom Anderson. We are glad to bring our next issue of this popular DVCon countdown series with Tom Anderson, VP of Marketing at Breker Systems
Counting Down To DVCon India
Below is a brief chat with Tom Anderson (TA) that our VerifNews (VN) team recently held:
[VN] Can you share your experience with DVCon in general please?
[TA] I have attended DVCon in San Jose for many years, and have always enjoyed it. For anyone in design or verification, it is a must-attend event. The combination of a strong technical program, a vendor exhibition, and networking events is a powerful one.
[VN] Have you been following DVCon India and also the countdown series? Your observations can be shared here.
[TA] I have followed DVCon India closely and been involved in helping promote it. I was also fortunate to be able to attend last year. It was a great event and I’m certain that this year will be even bigger and better.
[VN] What would like to see/add to DVCon-India?
[TA] I think that the show is growing very nicely and have no specific suggestions at this time.
[VN] Will you be attending DVCon India 2016?
[TA] It is looking as if I will not attend personally this year, but Breker will be both exhibiting and speaking in the Accellera tutorial.
[VN] How do you find the Design-Verification community in India?
[TA] The work being done in design and verification in India is on par with anywhere in the world. Some of the biggest, baddest chips are being developed there. I have found the engineers working on these chips to be not only great at their jobs but also open to new technologies and methodologies that may help them do even better.
[VN] What are your views on this year and next year growth about semiconductor industry? India in particular?
[TA] The semiconductor industry is looking for the next big “killer app” and I suspect that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers the best short-term opportunities. I have no doubt that many IoT chips will be design and verified in India, further increasing its importance in the global engineering community.
Brief Bio of our guest:
Tom has more than 15 years of experience in EDA verification applications and marketing. He is currently Vice President of Marketing at Breker Verification Systems and Co-Chair of the DVCon India Promotions Committee. He holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).