This article summarizes the thoughts and discussions expressed in a panel discussion at the ARM Developers’ Conference on how to address the global spread of design teams engaged in complex SoCs. Panelists provided thoughts on what collaborative tools/methodologies would support the global design effort, what IT infrastructure is needed to support it, what the Program Management and Design-For-Yield implications are and how to select design and service partners on a global scale.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005