Executive Insight: Jack Harding


SE: What's changed over the past 12 months? Harding: My starting point these days is around consolidation. At last count there were about 85 companies in the semiconductor industry. My bet is that at this time next year there will be about 70. The size of deal will not matter. Nothing will be too big. The strategic question is whether you're playing musical chairs and when the music stops, ... » read more

It’s Not What You Own, It’s What You Know


Shifting business models can change the rules. The ecosystems that define our manufacturing, procurement and delivery processes, along with the customer buying behaviors associated with those processes, can shift dramatically over time, resulting in a world that seems to be upside down at first glance. The exodus of mainstream manufacturing out of certain countries is an example of these shifts... » read more

Design Virtualization And Its Impact On SoC Design


At advanced technology nodes (40nm and below), the number of options that a system-on-chip (SoC) designer faces is exploding. Choosing the correct combination of these options can have a dramatic impact on the quality, performance, cost and schedule of the final SoC. Using conventional design methodologies, it is very difficult to know if the correct options have been chosen. There is simply ... » read more