Zuken has compiled a number of touching sentiments from friends of the late Alan Finch, credited with developing the first shape-based autorouter.
Finch, of course, wrote the landmark paper that followed up his Racal-Redac colleague Ulrich Lauther, who conceived a router with no defined cell size.
Look closely and there’s a mention of Pete Waddell, UPMG president and an admirer of Finch.
Glad to see Mentor is continuing with its annual Technology Leadership Awards competition.
The program, which has been around since 1988, uses a panel of judges to select the best designs in six end-product categories. (The only catch is that you have to use Mentor’s software; not sure what would happen if someone tried to enter a design using, say, OrCad. But since you send in screen shots, it would be self-evident.)
Apply online at mentor.com/go/tla.
Oh, and our own Pete Waddell is a judge. But don’t let that stop you.