This report is the third annual review of global design management. It is based on an independent worldwide survey conducted during April 2011 to which 465 SOC and IC design professionals, both engineers and engineering management responded. The report analyzes the survey results and identifies relevant emerging trends. Its scope spans: the increasing important of IP reuse, integration and verification from a design management standpoint; general design data management driving forces; engineering time associated with managing design management tasks; and ROI and adoption of design management systems.
A key goal of the report is to define the critical elements semiconductor company management must address to guarantee that up-to-date design content is immediately available to all design and verification team members across the enterprise.
Survey methodology and demographics
SoC/IC design primary bottlenecks
Organizational drivers for deploying design management systems
Top challenges for managing semiconductor IP
Design and verification time associated with design management tasks
Design management systems - Current adoption and 2011 plans
Summary and ROI Impact
By Shiv Sikand. (Sikan is the Vice President of Engineering, IC Manage, Inc.)