February 27 - March 2, 2017

DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, CA

MP Associates, Inc.
TUESDAY February 28, 10:30am - 11:00am | Fir
Trends in Functional Verification: A 2016 Industry Study
Harry Foster - Mentor Graphics Corp.

Biography: Harry Foster is Chief Scientist for Mentor Graphics' Design Verification Technology Division. He holds multiple patents in verification and has co-authored six books on verification. Harry was the 2006 recipient of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award for his contributions to developing industry standards, and was the original creator of the Accellera Open Verification Library (OVL) standard.

In 2002 and 2004, Collett International Research, Inc. conducted its well-known ASIC/IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into design and verification trends at that point in time. However, after the 2004 study, no additional Collett studies were conducted. Three private functional verification studies were commissioned in 2007, 2010, and 2012. Although the data from these studies has been referenced in various publications and blogs, these studies were never officially published. To address this dearth of knowledge, two new studies were commissioned in 2014 and 2016. The 2014 study was a world-wide, double-blind, functional verification study covering all electronic industry market segments. The findings from this study were published in the proceedings of the 2015 Design Automation Conference.  The 2016 study followed the format of the 2014 study and is the focus of this invited talk. The findings from the 2016 functional verification study provide invaluable insight into the state of today’s electronics industry.

50.1Trends in Functional Verification: A 2016 Industry Study
 Speaker: Harry D. Foster - Mentor Graphics Corp.
 Author: Harry D. Foster - Mentor Graphics Corp.