Conference: Embedded DevOps

Conference: Embedded DevOps
by Daniel Payne on 01-07-2021 at 6:00 am

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The catchy phrase DevOps is defined by Agile advocates as, “The practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

I’ve been developing software since the stone ages, which means… Read More


Perforce Software Acquires Methodics!

Perforce Software Acquires Methodics!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-20-2020 at 6:00 am

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This has got to be one of the most interesting and disruptive EDA acquisitions I have seen in some time. Another one that comes to mind is Siemens acquiring Mentor Graphics. We have been covering EDA PLM companies since the start of SemiWiki and have worked with most of them. If I had to keep score I would say it’s about even but … Read More


WEBINAR: Lightspeed Data Sync – Design Workspace Problems Solved!

WEBINAR: Lightspeed Data Sync – Design Workspace Problems Solved!
by Daniel Nenni on 09-02-2019 at 10:00 am

With every process node and every SOC design, engineering and IT teams are experiencing an unprecedented data explosion. User workspaces routinely exceed 10’s of GB and sometimes even 100’s of GB. Regression runs, characterization runs, design and debug of workspaces, building verification environments – all of these… Read More


Go Native – With Methodics at DAC in Austin

Go Native – With Methodics at DAC in Austin
by Tom Simon on 06-01-2016 at 7:00 am

DAC is often a yearly reflection point for the companies that exhibit and attend. For the innovators it is an opportunity to look back and see a year of progress and development. Fortunately, this is the case for Methodics, which has had a strong year both in terms of business and technical development. Though, we easily see how these… Read More


Making PLM Actually Work for for IC Design

Making PLM Actually Work for for IC Design
by Tom Simon on 04-12-2016 at 12:00 pm

The topic of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) conjures up images of usage on airplanes, tanks and cars. That’s because it was developed decades ago to help make product development and delivery more efficient for big expensive manufactured products. It worked well for its intended markets by combining and managing all the … Read More


How to Overcome HW Project Release Nightmares

How to Overcome HW Project Release Nightmares
by Tom Simon on 12-21-2015 at 8:00 pm

Is a software development release methodology a “square peg in a round hole” when it comes to hardware design? To answer this question we have to look at how exactly hardware design projects differ from their software counterparts. Intuitively we know they are fundamentally different. Let’s take a second to dig deeper to understand… Read More


How to Live with Rapid Changes During Early Development of IP

How to Live with Rapid Changes During Early Development of IP
by Tom Simon on 10-30-2015 at 4:00 pm

Best practices call for using a version control system with systematic releases when developing IP. However, in the early stages of IP development using a rigid version control system with a cumbersome release process can hinder productivity. To fully understand how this works we should start by defining what is meant when we … Read More


Threat Detection: How To Keep the Crown Jewels Secure

Threat Detection: How To Keep the Crown Jewels Secure
by Paul McLellan on 09-02-2015 at 7:00 am

Let’s just take it as a given that securing IP design data is critical. It’s rather like saying that it’s a good idea to have security in the Tower of London to stop the crown jewels being stolen. IP blocks are the crown jewels of an SoC company.

Data now must be secured within the collaborative teams that share that… Read More


Top 10 Reasons to Use Industry-standard Data Management

Top 10 Reasons to Use Industry-standard Data Management
by Paul McLellan on 04-21-2015 at 7:00 am

Should a semiconductor/IP company use a proprietary data-management (DM) environment? Or even develop their own? After all, every company is unique and developing a unique DM allows a perfect match of just what is required for that particular company. And, in principle, a proprietary DM system can underpin the design management… Read More


Design Collaboration across Multiple Sites

Design Collaboration across Multiple Sites
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-02-2014 at 12:00 pm

Any SoC or IC design project, whether implemented at the same design site or multiple sites requires some data management tools to manage things such as a central data repository, revision management of files, etc., for effective co-ordination of work among different team members. Given the challenge of meeting the shrinking… Read More