26 January 2012

MUG NORWAY 2012 - User2User

User Groups – Get Involved!

For those of us involved in the EDA industry, we’re all familiar with user group meetings. It’s a time to get together with fellow users of specific vendors tools, network, and learn from one another.


A common theme we have seen at these the past couple of years is the decline in attendance. When we ask users about this, we hear similar reasons: they are too busy to attend a one day meeting, their company has gone through downsizing, and they are the only (designer/engineer) left, they can only do one event/conference a year (and they need to choose between this, an IPC conference, a trade show, etc.).


We propose that you are too busy not to attend a user group meeting. If you attend, you may learn things that will make your job easier, and free up some of your valuable time. You may see a user’s presentation that has similar issues that you have, and show you a solution that you had not thought of. If the vendor gives a product roadmap presentation, there may be an enhancement released, or soon to be released that may affect your process that you need to know about. We’ve see incredible amounts of information shared over lunch, or a beer, at these events!


Please make an effort to attend this user group meeting in Norway this year.


And, by all means, get involved! Mentor and the resellers sponsoring these events are always looking for users to present. We guarantee you – you have something other users would love to hear about: how you address a certain design challenge, some customization you have done, some “process optimization” in your organization. This is what user group meetings need to be! (you don’t want to listen to marketing people like me talk to long!)


If you have any questions on how you can get involved, feel free to contact me



The future of PADS, Expedition and Modelsim. The MUG NOR 2012 is a unique chance to gain insight of where your favorite design tool is going in the future. At MUG NOR 2012 you will meet with the team setting the course for your software and have the opportunity to hear about all the new features and functionality that will be put into the software in the future releases. But more important you will have the possibility to influence the direction the product I taken, by presenting your ideas and thoughts to the people that can make them happen. We will have tracks for all three product lines plus presentations of software of interest to all.


Who should attend

Any PADS, Expedition and ModelSim user that would like to be up front with what’s happening with their software plus people in charge of DFM & PLM



  • What: Mentor User Group Norway (MUG NOR) Meeting
  • When: Monday 19th of March 2012
  • Where: Scandic Oslo Airport Hotel
  • Time: 08.30 AM – 16.30 PM CET
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Registration: Please register your participation as soon as possible and no later than March 2nd, 2012. Participation is free, but a “no-show fee” of 990 DKR will be invoiced if you have registered and cancel after March 12th, 2012. 

    We will be looking forward to see you in Oslo, 19th March 2012.