The Five Percent Solution

By Jack Harding When it comes to internal operations, “Do it yourself is dead.” By internal operations I mean all those activities from netlist to EOL (end of life). After all, nobody makes their own EDA tools or wafers. So, why are there a thousand companies with teams of 5 to 200 all doing the same job and, in many cases, poorly? How good can you be at making one or two 65 or 40 nm ch... » read more