Design Management

July 25, 2014
Steven Cline is a senior design automation Manager at Altera’s Austin Technology Center, focusing on design-flow automation for traditionally placed and routed blocks and custom FPGA IP used on Altera’s advanced FPGA products.

Using standardized design flows to cut time to tape-out – and speed design-flow evolution

Altera uses standardized design flows to help integrate Intel foundry rules, cut time to tape-out - and speed the evolution of its design flows.
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April 28, 2014
John Ferguson is the director of marketing for Calibre DRC applications at Mentor Graphics. John has worked extensively in the area of physical design verification for the manufacture of leading edge integrated circuits.

Protecting IP in a collaborative signoff environment

The encryption chain for today's highly collaborative designs needs to be managed with care.
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April 22, 2014
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Accelerating multi-corner multi-mode sign-off using the Lynx Design System

Mixed-signal chip designer Semtech on using Lynx Design System to manage multi-corner multi-mode sign-off when you've got 306 scenarios to check.
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April 3, 2014
Joe Kwan is the Product Marketing Manager for Calibre LFD and Calibre DFM Services at Mentor Graphics.

Standard cell IP must pass the litho-friendly routing test

Lithography is only just beginning to play a role in cell IP selection but early analysis already matters.
September 24, 2013
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Accelerating process migration in advanced ASIC design at Bull

How the HPC company used Synopsys' Lynx Design System to standardise its flow and simplify migration to the next node.
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May 30, 2013
Neel Desai, Synopsys

Enabling greater productivity and schedule predictability in IC design

How to speed project start-up, boost designer productivity and increase schedule predictability using design management tools.
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May 23, 2013
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Facing the verification management challenge

The growing verification challenge, and how to address it by coordinating multiple debug strategies.
April 4, 2013
Michael Sanie, Synopsys

Debugging the debug challenge

Debug of logic and testbench debug makes up 35% of chip design, and is growing as power-management and hardware/software issues become part of the task.
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July 26, 2012
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Optimizing cloud computing for faster semiconductor design

How Cadence, Intel and Xuropa accelerated the semiconductor design process by squeezing 15% more capacity out of a virtualized server farm
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December 1, 2009

Raising the bar to manage R&D and ROI

Semiconductor companies are hustling to grow revenues, stay on the razor’s edge of technology and remain one step ahead of their customers’ needs. All this is going on while the industry is undergoing wrenching change. The end of 2009 finds the chip business at a crossroads. It has been more than 60 years since the […]

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