The Changing Face of IP Management

The Changing Face of IP Management
by Alex Tan on 11-05-2018 at 11:00 am

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Aristotle once said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. The notion of synergism echoes the importance of leveraging design IPs to the maximum extent with the rest of the system under development, in order to ensure a successful SoC design outcome in a shorter development cycle.

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Data Management for SoCs – Not Optional Anymore

Data Management for SoCs – Not Optional Anymore
by Alex Tan on 09-24-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDesign Management (DM) encompasses business decisions, strategies and processes that enable product innovations. It is the foundation for both effective collaboration and gaining competitive advantage in the industry. This also applies in the high-tech space we are in, as having a sound underlying SoC data … Read More


Glad to be part of SemiWiki and my DAC Industry Report

Glad to be part of SemiWiki and my DAC Industry Report
by Mark Gilbert on 07-11-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedWelcome to my newly relocated column, I am so excited about my new relationship with Daniel Nenni, and the other esteemed bloggers on SemiWiki. For those who do not know me, I have been a featured columnist on another EDA portal for the past 12-plus years, and in EDA for 20-plus years. As the leading recruiter in our industry,… Read More


Managing Your Ballooning Network Storage

Managing Your Ballooning Network Storage
by Alex Tan on 05-24-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedAs companies scale by adding more engineers, there is a tendency to spread across multiple design sites as they strive to hire the best available talent. Multi-site development also impacts startups as they try to minimize their burn rate by having an offsite design center such as India, China or Vietnam.

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HCM Is More Than Data Management

HCM Is More Than Data Management
by Alex Tan on 04-12-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedWhile tracking Moore’s Law has become a more expensive and difficult endeavor in the HPC design, the mobile SOC design space is also increasingly heterogeneous and complex. Strict safety guidelines such as the ISO-26262 being imposed in the automotive applications further exacerbate the situation.

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Hardware Configuration Management – A Key Enabler for Startups & Big Companies Alike

Hardware Configuration Management – A Key Enabler for Startups & Big Companies Alike
by Mitch Heins on 02-27-2018 at 12:00 pm

Software configuration management (SCM) has been around for a long time with commercial SCM offerings such as ClearCase and Perforce and public domain mainstays such as CVS and Subversion. Similarly, over the last two decades we’ve seen a big uptake in the adoption of hardware configuration management (HCM) methodologies driven… Read More


Effective Project Management of IoT Designs

Effective Project Management of IoT Designs
by Mitch Heins on 11-03-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedClioSoft is well known for their SoC design data management software SOS7 and more recently for their IP reuse ecosystem called designHUB. What is less known is how designHUB enables design teams to collaborate efficiently and better manage their projects by keeping everyone in sync during development. Not only… Read More


IoT SoCs Demand Good Data Management and Design Collaboration

IoT SoCs Demand Good Data Management and Design Collaboration
by Mitch Heins on 09-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedDesign data management has always been important. Board designers have known this for decades as they had to have ways to keep all their discreet components organized and understood. Sourcing components is not easy as it means hours of reading and reviewing specifications, finding reliable sourcing partners and… Read More


ClioSoft’s designHUB Debut Well Received

ClioSoft’s designHUB Debut Well Received
by Mitch Heins on 08-03-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedIt was only back in May of this year that ClioSoft first introduced designHUB, a revolutionary new product that is meant to enable better use of intellectual property (IP) within a company. I wrote a SemiWiki article at the time of the announcement and mentioned it again in a lead-up article to the 54[SUP]th[/SUP] Design… Read More


ClioSoft & DAC : Booth 613 – Collaborative Design, Design Data & IP Management and Design Reuse

ClioSoft & DAC : Booth 613 – Collaborative Design, Design Data & IP Management and Design Reuse
by Mitch Heins on 06-06-2017 at 7:00 am

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It’s time again to gather for the next Design Automation Conference (DAC). This will be the 54[SUP]th[/SUP] such meeting and this year it runs from June 19[SUP]th[/SUP] – 21[SUP]st[/SUP] in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin Texas. Put on your best duds, boots and cowboy hat and make your way to Texas.
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