It was DAC 1991 and I had been at Cadence for 3 years working on P&R and framework tools. I was part of a group that had been a strong proponent internally for frameworks and integrated tool environments. Cadence was growing rapidly and the framework strategy was a constant topic of debate. We were working 12+ hour days trying to make it hang together.
When we hit DAC, we had a slick set of demos based around the integration with the framework. We thought it was going to look pretty good, but no one in engineering knew about the Amadeus video. What an awesome feeling it was to see this buzz around this video on something you had worked so hard on.
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"Amadeus" - Cadence Design Systems
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