In recent years, the demand for controlling design and manufacturing costs across the world has resulted in the massive growth of the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market. This growth is assisting manufacturers to design chips faster using existing blocks, while simultaneously enhancing the quality of devices and increasing the efficiency of the product.
As the market for semiconductor products evolve, so do the tools that enable IP design automation, optimization and assertion-based and coverage-driven verification. Critical applications include simulation, formal checkers, emulation and functional prototypes, and the ability to integrate these techniques into a comprehensive IP design and verification space. By leveraging these standard methods, users can improve design quality and reduce verification time, alongside achieving time-to-market goals.
With the growing demands in the market, many of the IP vendors today are focused on delivering highly reliable products with more sophisticated features. This group, including IP developers and licensors and open source IP vendors are helping manufacturers reduce their labor cost required to develop elementary components of the devices.
To help CIOs and other decision-makers identify the right IP design solution provider for their requirements, Embedded Advisor is presenting its edition on IP Design and Solution Providers. Along with articles that will give you a clear picture of the market trends, this edition also features “Top 20 IP Design and Solution Providers–2017.”