This question goes out to users of Cadence tools ... is your confidence affected due to the consistent round of layoffs? Are you satisfied with the level of support? What about tool quality? How does all the above compare to Synopsys, Mentor or Magma?
Physical Design - SNPS wins hands down.IC compiler is the platform of choicefrom US to Japan to Germany.Synthesis - RC still has not made significantinroads against DC. Slightly better picture in Europe for RC.Timing - SNPS-PT will dominate in the foreseeable future. DFM tools - Cadence is out.Extraction , DRC - Not a chance Mentor Calibre is the platform of choice. Mentorwill not be budged at least not by CDNS.
Two thumbs up. Pretty accurate assessment, in my view.