Block-based desgn, where prefabricated IP is configured and integrated into designs, will become the key productivity driver for designers in the next decade. A large proportion of new designs will be based on currently existing design subsystems configured in new and interesting ways. Embracing the new technologies and understanding of IP—and understanding how IP will be used by designers who are under severe pressure to create working designs in the shortest possible time—will be the key to creating an environment where pefabricated IP underpins the majority of new designs.

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