CEO Interview: Chouki Aktouf of Defacto Technologies

CEO Interview: Chouki Aktouf of Defacto Technologies
by Daniel Nenni on 11-14-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedAs a 30+ year semiconductor veteran I can tell you with 100% certainty that start-ups are the lifeblood of EDA. The mantra is “Innovate or Die!” and that is exactly what Defacto is doing. After more than 10 years of innovating in Design for Test at RTL, Defacto is now offering a complete EDA solution based… Read More


Achieving Lower Power through RTL Design Restructuring (webinar)

Achieving Lower Power through RTL Design Restructuring (webinar)
by Daniel Payne on 10-18-2016 at 4:00 pm

From a consumer viewpoint I want the longest battery life from my electronic devices: iPad tablet, Galaxy Note 4 smart phone, Garmin Edge 820 bike computer, and Amazon Kindle book reader. In September I blogged about RTL Design Restructuring and how it could help achieve lower power, and this month I’m looking forward to … Read More


A Versatile Design Platform with Multi-Language APIs

A Versatile Design Platform with Multi-Language APIs
by Pawan Fangaria on 04-19-2016 at 7:00 am

In one of my whitepapers “SoCs in New Context – Look beyond PPA”, I had mentioned about several considerations which have become very important in addition to power, performance, and area (PPA) of an SoC. This whitepaper was also posted in parts as blogs on Semiwiki (links are mentioned below). Two important… Read More


A Brief History of Defacto Technologies

A Brief History of Defacto Technologies
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-04-2016 at 7:00 am

In early 2000s, semiconductor design at RTL level was gaining momentum. The idea was to process more design steps such as insertion of test and other design structures upfront at the RTL level. The design optimization and verification were to be done at the RTL level to reduce long iterations through gate level design because changes… Read More


At DVCon: Pre-Simulation Verification for RTL Sign-Off includes Automating Power Optimization and DFT

At DVCon: Pre-Simulation Verification for RTL Sign-Off includes Automating Power Optimization and DFT
by Graham Bell on 02-24-2013 at 8:10 pm

By now, you will have seen several postings about all the different activities that are going on at Design and Verification Conference being held Feb. 25-28 at its usual location – the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. Besides organizing an experts panel “Where Does Design End and Verification Begin?“, Real… Read More