DVCon U.S. 2017 Keynote Address - Tomorrow’s Verification Today
Over the past decade, verification complexity and demands on engineering teams have continued to raise rapidly. However, the supporting automation tools and flows have been only improving incrementally, resulting in a verification gap. It is time to redefine how verification should be approached to accelerate innovation in the next decade.
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Anirudh Devgan serves as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Digital & Signoff Group (DSG) and System & Verification Group (SVG). As the leader of DSG, he is responsible for the core digital design, implementation, and silicon signoff business, which encompasses logic synthesis, formal verification, test, physical synthesis, place and route, electrical signoff, physical signoff, and design for manufacturing (DFM) technologies. In his role as leader of SVG, he is responsible for delivering the System Development Suite, including technologies from Advanced Verification Solutions featuring the Incisive® platform, hardware system verification with Palladium®and Protium™ platforms, formal and automated verification with JasperGold®Apps, system-level design, and system verification solutions.
Prior to joining Cadence in 2012, Devgan spent seven years at Magma Design Automation as General Manager and Corporate Vice President of Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit, leading the development and introduction of several successful products. Prior to his tenure at Magma, he spent 12 years at IBM in various management and technical positions at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Server Division, IBM Microelectronics Division, and IBM Austin Research Lab, where he received numerous awards including the IBM Outstanding Innovation Award and IBM Outstanding Research Accomplishment. In 2003, he was awarded the IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla Award and in 2005, the ACM Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2006. Devgan has published more than 90 research papers and holds 27 U.S. patents.
Devgan received a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.