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Opinion: The yin and yang of designing big chips

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old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   2/16/2012 2:48:24 PM
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Unfortunately, refining tools and flows requires incorporation of lessons learned, and this is true for almost every new process node. It's a real conundrum, because you don't want to be the first one to tape out a big SoC in the latest process, but time to market pressures don't give you much leeway to let others blaze the trail ahead of you.

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cbbear   2/16/2012 11:26:04 AM
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That's so true! And some companies act like real drug addicts.

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Oscar Law   2/16/2012 2:08:49 AM
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For current synthesis and analysis tools, they haven't addressed critical issues for nanotechnology For example, the product leakage is often 2X-4X higher than estimation because it is due to incorrect power model. The high design margin (20%-30%) in current SSTA is due to improper DFM setup, the actual margin can be reduced by half.

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t.alex   2/13/2012 1:22:38 PM
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Chip design is one of the industries that rely heavily on the accuracy of tools for success. EDA is definitely very crucial.

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BrianBailey   2/10/2012 3:31:53 PM
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Perhaps I could be even bolder and suggest that verification is much like the drug industry. Even if there were a cure, it is more profitable to sell things that work on the symptoms which keeps the customer coming back for more.

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