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52 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2020 from the schematic. While that has limited val- ue because you have no metal, you can make sure that all of the setup is there. Later in the design, instead of spending days trying to set up for analysis, the process is in place to just apply the PowerTree and run the analysis. It saves a lot of time and energy. Shaughnessy: A few days here and there, and pretty soon you're talking about serious time and money saved. Griffin: Exactly. It's so competitive. You give up any possibility of being efficient if you say, "This is the old way that we've always done it." We owe it to our customers to make sure that we're providing them the different levels of innovation that can become more and more automated. In EDA, the "A" is for automation, right? We need to provide the automation to make that pro- cess easier. We're bringing all of this together, starting from the silicon and going through the whole system. Again, we owe it to our custom- ers to make their process more efficient, which saves them time and money. Shaughnessy: Very good. Thanks for speaking with me, Brad. Griffin: I enjoyed it. Thanks. DESIGN007 get the most out of that investment," he told the panel. "U.S. strategy is unlikely to succeed if it is merely defen- sive; to stay ahead, the U.S. needs to do more to capitalize on our own strengths." Reif's Capitol Hill appearance came immediately after he delivered an opening talk at a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) event, commemorating the 75th anniver- sary of "Science: The Endless Frontier," a 1945 report to U.S. President Harry S. Truman that is seen as the found- ing document of the post-World War II research system in the U.S. The report was written by the late Vannevar Bush, who had a long career at MIT, includ- ing service as the Institute's VP and dean of engineering. At both the NAS and on Capitol Hill, Reif called for a "visible, focused, and sus- tained" federal program that would in- crease funding for research and target the increase at key technologies, such as AI, quantum computing, and advanced com- munications. "The U.S. lacks an effective, coordinated way to target research toward specific areas, and funding has fallen far behind what's needed to stay ahead of our competitors," Reif told Congress. (Source: MIT News) No U.S. strategy to respond to competition from China will succeed unless it includes increased investment in research, a concerted effort to attract more students to key research fields, and a more creative approach to turn- ing ideas into commercial products, MIT President L. Ra- fael Reif said in congressional testimony on February 26. Reif spoke at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee on U.S.-China trade and competition. "Whatev- er else the U.S. does to counter the challenges posed by China, we must increase our investment in research in key technology areas, and we must enhance our capacity to MIT President Reif Testifies Before Congress on U.S. Competitiveness

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