Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a critical tool in reducing the length of the design cycle and thus speeding the marketing of new products.

The MEDEA+ EDA Roadmap is therefore an important knowledge management tool, enabling EDA resources in Europe to focus on key developments to the benefit of manufacturers and consumers.

In its 5th release, the MEDEA+ EDA Roadmap published in September 2005, the main areas of research in design methodologies are highlighted, keeping the European Semiconductor Industry on the leading edge and providing us an intriguing glimpse into the future of Design Automation.