When the notion of IP was first introduced there seemed to be more problems created by it than solved by it. Over time, many of those original issues have been resolved. Or have they? There are still some arguments we here all the time about IP quality, about how IP providers report their verification results, about how IP users make changes and still expect them to work… The list seems endless. Are we better off having the IP in the hands of the large EDA companies, or are they competing with their customers. What about the small IP houses. Will they still be around when the IP has problems? Is the code so obfuscated that it would take a genius to ever sort it out? Do you wish there were more standardization, perhaps less. What standards would you like to see?
While we accept the necessity of IP, everyone seems to have plenty of grips as well and I want to hear about yours.
The IP focus within the EDA Designline will be starting soon(May through July) and DAC will be right in the middle of it. I would like to hear from you about the biggest issues you have with IP suppliers, IP users, IP licensing, VIP. What are your biggest nightmares related to IP, your biggest complaints, issues or problems? Feel free to post them as comments to this blog, or email me so that they stay anonymous. I will then present those issues to a round table at DAC and post their responses in the EDA Designline for all to see. The round table participants will be selected based on the questions received, so if you know who you would like to be there to respond to your issues, then let me know. In can’t promise that, but I will make sure your issues are voiced and responded to.
So, don’t delay – let me know the questions you want to ask but would be afraid to in person. What would you like to see be different?Brian Bailey
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