This fact sheet discusses how you can select verification IP (VIP) to maximize your productivity. So, you have chosen to look a little deeper into the benefits of commercial verification IP. This is the first step on a path to more productive and complete SoC and IP verification: buying VIP instead of building your own avoids a slew of VIP development, quality and support headaches. Now you need to select a VIP vendor and this can be a critical choice. While you will certainly benefit from using commercial VIP, not all VIP are created equal and some will benefit you much more than others.