Posts Tagged ‘ IC verification ’

Quest for the $10K chip: Services are a mature niche

Jan 11th, 2013 | By

Continuing on our series on reducing the cost of semiconductor design and manufacturing, we interviewed Josh Lee, CEO of Uniquify, on the design services niche. ¬†Lee took mild exception on Gary’s Smith’s definition of the niche becoming a “wild west” of competition saying the combination of IP integration with services has created a mature industry that is competitive¬†but also crucial to creating new products in absence of venture capital involvement.

Quest for the $10K Chip: The wild west of design services

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

In the fourth installment of our Quest for the 10K chip series, We return to the last part of the interview with EDA Analyst Gary Smith to discuss the reemergence of design services and their role in reducing the cost of chip design. Smith believes the industry is headed toward a new generation of ASIC houses, and says the advantage of ESL is that it allows designs to be handed off at any number of various sign off points. Smith believes the design services segment is in for big growth in the coming years.

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Yervant Zorian of Virage Logic talks about Synopsys acquisition

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Second in the series of interviews done live at the 2010. Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, Sponsored by Vpype and Magma Design Automation.
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Magma’s Rajeev Madhavan takes a look at the past year in EDA

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Third in the archived series of live videos from DAC 2010, sponsored by Magma Design and Vpype.
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Verification IP: Solace for the Common Integration Nightmare?

Oct 24th, 2008 | By

Language barriers have been problematic since the dawn of civilization. Entire countries have split along spoken language lines, and wars have been fought largely based upon different cultures that have built up around various languages with entirely different concepts.

The culture within semiconductor design and development is no different, except the battles are being fought in the market rather than with physical weapons. Just as in political wars, certain languages will dominate and efficiencies will be achieved through standards, whether created or de facto.

This is particularly true in the verification world. With verification …