Finding the Right Needle in the IP Haystack

Finding the Right Needle in the IP Haystack
by Daniel Nenni on 11-13-2017 at 7:00 am

As the percentage of pre-configured IP increases in semiconductors, so design teams are able to reduce design cycle times. But one of the challenges for design teams is the inability to quickly and easily find IP because it’s incorrectly classified, sat in a designer’s home directory, or it’s been put into the ‘repository’ by an… Read More


Dassault Systemes Hosts New Microsite Focused on IP Reuse Challenges

Dassault Systemes Hosts New Microsite Focused on IP Reuse Challenges
by Mitch Heins on 01-04-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedI recently wrote an article about networks-on-chip (NoC) and how Systems-On-Chip integrated circuits (SoCs) are becoming increasingly more complex and heterogeneous in nature. While researching for that article I came upon a new micro-site by Dassault Systemes that goes into great detail about the operational… Read More


Behind the 3DEXPERIENCE for silicon

Behind the 3DEXPERIENCE for silicon
by Don Dingee on 10-31-2016 at 4:00 pm

We’ve been covering the Dassault Systèmes “Silicon Thinking” platform for a while here, but, as I’m often prone to do, I wanted to explore the backstory to uncover more about the concept. With over 25M users of their product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, why is Dassault Systèmes becoming so interested in semiconductor… Read More


Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines

Latest Pinpoint release tackles DRC and trend lines
by Don Dingee on 07-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

After reading previous SemiWiki coverage on Dassault Systèmes and their ENOVIA Pinpoint solution, one big item seemed missing: how does this thing actually work? With all due respect to our other bloggers who covered when Dassault Systèmes acquired Pinpoint from Tuscany Design Automation, why Qualcomm is using Pinpoint, and… Read More


Sustainability, Semiconductor Companies and Software Companies

Sustainability, Semiconductor Companies and Software Companies
by Daniel Payne on 02-25-2016 at 12:00 pm

I certainly want to leave the Earth a better place to live for my children and generations to come, so sustainability is a value that resonates with me. How is a consumer like me to know which companies are the most sustainable in areas that matter, like:… Read More


An Easier Way to Reach Design Closure for SoC

An Easier Way to Reach Design Closure for SoC
by Daniel Payne on 11-30-2015 at 12:00 pm

It’s really challenging to reach design closure of an SoC by meeting timing constraints, staying within the power budget, tracking progress, communicating within the team, minimizing the floorplan, maximizing manufacturability and eliminating hotspots. Most SoC design teams have EDA tools from multiple vendors,… Read More


A Systems Company Update from #52DAC

A Systems Company Update from #52DAC
by Daniel Payne on 07-01-2015 at 12:00 pm

On Sunday night at DAC we heard from Gary Smith that traditional EDA companies need to grow into new market segments in order to stay relevant, and that a systems-level approach to multi-disciplinary engineering was called for. I almost jumped out of my seat and said, “Hey, what about Dassault? They are already doing that … Read More


Design Collaboration, Requirements and IP Management at #52DAC

Design Collaboration, Requirements and IP Management at #52DAC
by Daniel Payne on 05-14-2015 at 12:00 pm

For SoC designers attending DAC in June you probably want to check out the EDA vendors that enable design collaboration among your engineers and designers that are spread out across a building, campus or the globe. Dassault Systemes does offer tools and methodologies for: Design collaboration, requirements and IP management.… Read More


Managing Semiconductor IP

Managing Semiconductor IP
by Daniel Payne on 01-21-2015 at 5:00 pm

SemiWiki blogger Eric Esteve does an excellent job writing about all of the semiconductor IP available, and the popularity of IP is only growing more each year. Here’s a projection from IBS about semiconductor IP showing revenues of $4.7B by 2020:

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Analyst Gary Smith divides IP into three broad categories: … Read More