IC Compiler II: Finding The Best Floorplan, Fast

As designers strive to pack more and more functionality into todays’ SoC’s, design size (in terms of the number of transistors packed into a chip) is growing almost exponentially. This growth brings with it an unbounded increase in not just the technical complexity of performing the physical layout of the design due to capacity challenges, but also requires designers to make choices that ca... » read more

Tear Down The Wall Between Front-End And Back-End Teams

Because system-on-chip devices are increasingly complex, it is becoming imperative for design teams and organizations to reexamine how they work with one another in order to innovate new ways to improve productivity in delivering devices to market. The area that could benefit most is the divide that separates the semiconductor front-end design process from the physical back-end design process. ... » read more