Design for Manufacturability Analysis for PCB’s

Design for Manufacturability Analysis for PCB’s
by Tom Dillinger on 09-29-2017 at 7:00 am

Chip designers are familiar with the additional physical design checking requirements that were incorporated into flows at advanced process nodes. With the introduction of optical correction and inverse lithography technology applied during mask data generation, and with the extension of a 193nm exposure source to finerRead More


IP Diligence

IP Diligence
by Bernard Murphy on 07-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

I hinted earlier that Consensia would introduce at DAC their comprehensive approach to IP management across the enterprise, which they call DelphIP (oracle of Delphi, applied to IP). I talked with Dave Noble, VP BizDev at Consensia to understand where this fits in the design lifecycle.


IP management means a lot of different things.… Read More


New Tool Suite to Accelerate SoC Integration

New Tool Suite to Accelerate SoC Integration
by Pawan Fangaria on 06-16-2015 at 12:30 pm

Today, an SoC is seen in the context of an optimized assembly of IPs; it’s no more a single monolithic chip design. It’s very common to see an ARM processor IP along with an interconnect IP, a memory IP, and couple of buses and interfaces IP in an SoC. Although the SoC seems to be an integrated collection of IPs, it can be very complex and… Read More


Apple’s Supply Chain

Apple’s Supply Chain
by Paul McLellan on 09-21-2011 at 5:48 pm

I am doing some consulting right now for a company that shall remain nameless, and one of the things I have had to look at is Apple’s supply chain. I came across an interesting article by someone with the goal to “buy a MacBook Air that isn’t made by Apple.” He is in the UK and doesn’t like Apple’s… Read More