Expert Insights

Antun Domic  |  September 6, 2012

Getting ready for 20nm

Antun Domic of Synopsys tackles the three key challenges of 20nm processes: design complexity; the physics of lithography; and economics.
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Pranav Ashar  |  August 23, 2012

Verification challenges require surgical precision

The verification challenge is best addressed by a combination of highly targeted tools, according to Pranav Ashar, CTO of Real Intent.
Jürgen Schloeffel  |  July 3, 2012

Why cell-aware testing is important

Characterizing standard-cell defect mechanisms helps improve IC testing
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Michael Buehler-Garcia  |  June 1, 2012

DAC 2012: 20(nm) questions

There's still debate over certain aspects of the 20nm node, but the main challenges are already being addressed. Expect to see foundries and vendors mark their turf at DAC.
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Jeff Wilson, Mentor Graphics  |  May 22, 2012

Making dummy fill smarter

Guest blogger Jeff Wilson discusses some of the subtleties involved in the effective use of dummy fill in deep sub-micron IC designs.
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Richard Pugh, Mentor Graphics  |  April 25, 2012

No more spaghetti

Richard Pugh reflects on efforts to cut through the tangle of cables and make emulation easier.
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Colin Walls, Mentor Graphics  |  March 21, 2012

The return of the ‘custom’ embedded OS

Colin Walls of Mentor Graphics on a significant surprise in UBM’s latest market survey
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Dennis Brophy, Accellera  |  February 9, 2012

New SystemC reference simulator open for public comment

A reference simulator for the latest version of SystemC is now available for public review and comment, writes Accellera's Dennis Brophy. Here's what’s new in the proof-of-concept simulator, and how you can participate to refine the Accellera Systems Initiative’s work for standardization.
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