May 12, 2003
Commentary: MCAD Industry View - Is the Turnaround Near?
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Russ Henke - Contributing Editor

by Russ Henke - Contributing Editor
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About the Author

Since 1996, Dr. Russ Henke has served as president of HENKE ASSOCIATES, a San
Francisco Bay Area high tech business & management consulting firm. During his
corporate career, Henke has been on "both sides" of MCAD and EDA, as a user and as
a vendor. He's a veteran corporate executive from Cincinnati Milacron, SDRC,
Schlumberger, Gould Electronics, Mentor Graphics, and others. Further information on
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