I recently talked about EDA here. Aart de Geus, a European, a Dutch native who studied at EPFL in Lausanne, was just awarded Kaufman Award, the Nobel prize in EDA. One of the articles has been published by EDN News
Aart de Geus is one the Silicon Valley’s icons. He came to EPFL in 2007 where he made a superb presentation about Synopsys history. >
When, in another interview, he was asked about why the USA, he said Europeans are on a quest as if they could not find in Europe what they are looking for…
Concerning EDA, there is a full chapter in my book where I tried to show that EDA is the perfect illustration of Silicon Valley dynamics, of its ups and downs.