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:

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


Speeding up IP and Data Management

Speeding up IP and Data Management
by Daniel Payne on 08-09-2014 at 8:00 am

IP and Data Management (DM) for SoC teams has gradually moved from ad-hoc approaches using simple Excel spreadsheets, to home-grown software that is specific to a project or company, and finally to commercially supported tools. One such commercial toolset for IP lifecycle management is from Methodics, named ProjectICRead More


Enterprise IP Management – A Whole New Gamut in Semiconductor Space

Enterprise IP Management – A Whole New Gamut in Semiconductor Space
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-29-2014 at 8:00 pm

The world of IPs in the semiconductor landscape has completely changed the semiconductor design scenario, specifically the fabless design space. Today IPs are key components of any large semiconductor design, in the same way as auto ancillaries in auto design. It’s just the beginning, in the days to come we will see SoCs just as… Read More


IP Management Update at DAC

IP Management Update at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 06-26-2014 at 12:42 pm

To keep track of my business and personal finances I use software from Quicken, but for an SoC with hundreds of IP blocks how do you keep track of everything? The answer is found in the growing field of EDA tools for IP management, and at DACearlier this month I sat down with Neil Handof Methodics to get an update on what the industry trends… Read More


What Executives Say About IP Licensing

What Executives Say About IP Licensing
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-08-2014 at 7:00 am

In the fabless world of semiconductor design, IP components have become indispensable partners and have enabled the development of complex billion gate SoCs. IP business in general is exhibiting a very high growth rate since couple of years and it is going to increase; the same is being reflected by a growing number of IP vendors… Read More


Semiconductor Strategy – From Productivity to Profitability

Semiconductor Strategy – From Productivity to Profitability
by Pawan Fangaria on 03-08-2014 at 8:30 am

The semiconductor industry seems to be the most challenged in terms of cost of error; a delay of 3 months in product development cycle can reduce revenue by about 27% and that of 6 months can reduce it by almost half; competition is rife, pushing the products to next generation (with more functionality, low power, high performance,… Read More