How IoE Will Alter Supply Chains

Globalization is a double-edged sword. Without a doubt, it nourishes competition, offers a plethora of independent sources, and bounty of supplies from a global pool of vendors. That is the good side. The downside is that control becomes a management nightmare. Well-oiled, traditional supply chains systems will have to be redesigned to function across a variety of variables that can interrupt t... » read more

One-On-One: Walid Abu-Hadba

Walid Abu-Hadba, chief product officer at [getentity id="22021" e_name="Ansys"] (and a former top executive at Microsoft), sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about systems engineering and why the starting point is no longer the SoC. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: How do you define system? Abu-Hadba: It's everything. It's the entire product and where the p... » read more

The Growing Need For Behavioral Modeling

By Ann Steffora Mutschler When it comes to behavioral or functional modeling, there is an inherent notion of function, architecture and interconnect. This approach has long been considered a future requirement, but in complex designs the future part no longer applies. Behavioral modeling is a way of isolating or abstracting out a key part of the architectural description and making sure i... » read more