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1 EDAC Electronic Design Automation Consortium © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved

2 SoftSummit 2009 Topics –EDAC Overview –EDAC Structure and Committees –EDAC Anti-Piracy and impact on you –Q&A © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 2

3 EDAC Overview Founded in 1989 for EDA tool and service companies Seeks to identify and address issues common to members and members’ customers Augment effectiveness of tools and services provided by members by focusing on commonality and promoting cooperation Industry trade show sponsorships including DAC © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 3

4 EDAC Structure Membership of ~100 companies Board of Directors comprising CEOs of major EDA companies EDAC Staff Committees –Export –Communications –Emerging Companies –Interoperability –Anti-Piracy © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 4

5 EDAC Anti-Piracy Piracy and overuse accounts for an estimated 1/3 of worldwide use of EDA software An issue in every country using EDA software –Some regions with low piracy rates have high number of infractions (like the US) Some ways piracy affects us –Lower revenue to publishers affect investment in the future –Unfair competition from companies not paying for EDA tools –Compliance is more difficult © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 5

6 EDAC Anti-Piracy Counter-measures and where end-users may care 1.Tamper-resistant licenses (stop counterfeit licenses) –Commonly used today – no impact on compliant users 2.Tamper-resistant code (stop crack that skips licensing) –Emerging today – no impact on compliant users –Two approaches being studied Prevention through hardening Detection with phone-home on infraction © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 6

7 7 Cracked Software Examples

8 EDAC Anti-Piracy Counter-measures and where end-users may care 3.WAN control (stop one license following the sun) –Enforcement by small number of tools today –Likely to increase in the future –Could have an impact on honest users who are not compliant to the letter of the agreements 4.Tamper-resistant hostid (stop cloning license servers) –Emerging in next couple of years –Could have significant impact on VMs and Disaster Recovery –EDAC recommendations will take customer needs into account –Additional CELUG input is welcome © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 8

9 Q&A Dave Graubart © 2009 SoftSummit. I All Rights Reserved 9


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