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"Trends in Functional Verification – Industry Drivers, Best Practices, and Roadmap"

Harry Foster, Chief Scientist for Mentor Graphics' Design Verification Technology Division

February 22nd (Monday), 10:30am
Harold Frank Hall (HFH), Room 4164


In 2002 and 2004, Collett International Research, Inc. conducted its well-known IC functional verification studies, which provided invaluable insight into the state of the electronic industry and its trends in design and verification at that point in time. However, after the 2004 study, no additional Collett studies were conducted, which left a void in identifying industry trends. To address this dearth of knowledge, four studies were commissioned by Mentor Graphics in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014, which focused on functional verification. These were world-wide, double-blind studies, covering all electronic industry market segments. The latest 2014 study was the largest functional verification study ever conducted. This talk presents the findings from our 2014 study and provides invaluable insight into the state of the electronic industry today in terms of both drivers, best practices, and roadmap of where the industry is headed.

About Harry Foster:

photo of Harry Foster 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.

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