One On One: John Lee


John Lee, general manager and vice president of Ansys—and the former CEO of data analytics firm Gear Design Solutions, which Ansys acquired in September—sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how big data techniques can be used in semiconductor and system design. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: What's your goal now that Gear has been acquired by [getent... » read more

Unified Design Flows Require New Skill Sets


By Pallab Chatterjee With the release of the InRoute product from Mentor, three of the major EDA vendors now offer unified data model design flows that feature logic synthesis, physical synthesis, place and route, timing closure with high accuracy RC tools, and physical verification based on full process tools. These new tools were created to address the need for simultaneous Multi-Corner M... » read more