Meeting the challenges in getting semiconductor products to market does not always require upgrading design tools or making expensive technology investments. Many of the leading semiconductor companies have seen where they have been able to increase productivity through the use of design collaboration and more standardized design management within their flows.

Companies surveyed as part of this study have reported results such as a 74% increase in multisite designs, a 46% savings in design engineering time and a 32% increase in product quality.

This paper is targeted at decision makers concerned with increasing design efficiency, collaboration and improving integrated circuit (IC) product margins while reducing costs.