Synchronizing Collaboration

Synchronizing Collaboration
by Bernard Murphy on 04-12-2017 at 7:00 am

Much though some of us might wish otherwise, distributed development teams are here to stay. Modern SoC design requires strength and depth in expertise in too many domains to effectively source from one site; competitive multi-national businesses have learned they can very effectively leverage remote sites by building centers… Read More


CEO Interview: Sanjay Keswani of Consensia

CEO Interview: Sanjay Keswani of Consensia
by Daniel Nenni on 04-03-2017 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedSanjay Keswani founded Consensia in 2013. He has deep experience in the high-tech industry, guiding some of the world’s high profile technology brands through complex innovation and business transformation projects including companies such as Atmel, KLA-Tencor, Hughes Aircraft, and Motorola Mobility. Consensia… 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


Smart Collaborative Design Reduces Business Risk

Smart Collaborative Design Reduces Business Risk
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-10-2014 at 4:00 pm

The semiconductor design industry is ever challenged with increasing chip density, manufacturing complexity with cutting-edge technologies, accommodating multiple IPs with different functionalities from various sources, optimizing power, performance and cost, maximizing manufacturability and reliability and still… Read More


PinPoint in Practice

PinPoint in Practice
by Paul McLellan on 05-23-2013 at 10:40 pm

Image RemovedI talked with a mystery person earlier this week. I would love to tell you his (or her) name and the company he (or she) works for but they are the sort of company that doesn’t casually endorse any suppliers so it all has to remain anonymous. But they have been a customer of Pinpoint, originally from Tuscany Design… Read More


Dassault DAC Assault

Dassault DAC Assault
by Paul McLellan on 05-19-2013 at 3:25 pm

Dassault Systèmes is not a company entirely new to DAC, but with the acquisition of Matrix One (which had already acquired DesignSync) a few years ago and Tuscany Design Automation’s PinPoint last year they now have a richer portfolio to support various aspects of electronic design. By the way, Dassault is a French company… Read More


Pinpoint: Getting Control of Design Data

Pinpoint: Getting Control of Design Data
by Paul McLellan on 02-20-2012 at 5:39 pm

Image RemovedBack in the Napoleonic era it was possible to manage a battle with very ad hoc methods. Sit on a horse on top of the highest hill and watch the battle unfold, send messengers out with instructions. By the First World War, never mind the second, that approach was hopelessly outdated and a much more structured way of managing… Read More