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Faster Verification With AI, ML


Tool providers have continually improved the performance, capacity, and memory footprint parameters of functional verification engines over the past decade. Today, although the core anchors are still formal verification, simulation, emulation, and FPGA-based prototyping, a new frontier focusing on the verification fabric itself aims to make better use of these engines including planning, alloca... » read more

The Week In Review: Design


Tools Mentor, a Siemens business, filled in the last of the hardware configurations for its Veloce Strato emulation family, creating a full upgrade path. Users can initially purchase only the hardware that they need (StratoTiL) and if later they require more capacity (StratoTi) or the ability to handle larger designs (StratoT), they can incrementally add the necessary hardware to their existin... » read more

A Semiconductor Approach To Desalination


By Bernard Murphy and Jim Hogan We’re not offering breaking news when we observe that the semiconductor industry is in flux. Major consolidations and lack of funding for startups point to an industry that, outside China, is maturing and seems to have lost the recipe for rapid growth. Apologists will argue that analog or MEMS or some other domains are still strong, but this misses the point... » read more

If It Ain’t Broke, Start Fixing It Right Away


"If it ain't broke don't fix it." It’s a line that can lull businesses into fatal complacency. It lies at the heart of Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen's innovator's dilemma writings: The products or services driving a successful business "ain't broke," but they usually prevent companies from anticipating or responding to disruptive innovation outside their walls. Our electronics ind... » read more