Dr. Jin Zhang
Jin Zhang has over 15 years of experience working in EDA, driving the effort of bringing new products and services to market. At Oski Technology, she is responsible for Oski’s overall marketing strategy as well as business development in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, she was the General Manager at … More »
Building Up the Formal Community
April 8th, 2014 by Dr. Jin Zhang
In our visits to many of our customers in the past year, we received a few common requests from companies both large and small:
The challenge is not about technology; companies now understand the power of formal verification and are embracing it as part of the verification sign-off flow. The challenge is about resources – finding the right people who know formal.
Formal resource is indeed scarce in our industry. All told there are probably fewer than 200 people who are using formal on a full-time basis, applying it to solve the most difficult applications (ABV or End-to-End formal). Most companies have just a few people dedicated to formal; in many cases this is not enough. Oski has 25 dedicated formal verification engineers, one of the largest dedicated formal teams in the industry.
The demand for formal engineers is growing, and we are doing our part to help build up the formal community that supports the industry:
How to build an internal formal team? We directly address this question in one of two presentations at our upcoming Decoding Formal Club event on Monday April 21, 2014 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Harry Foster from Mentor Graphics will moderate a panel discussion on “How to Build a Productive Formal Team”. Panelists from leading semiconductor companies who have had experience building a formal team will share their tips and insights.
The second presentation is on “Formal Test Planning” delivered by Vigyan Singhal, Oski CEO. Formal test planning too is a very important subject: understanding nature of formal, knowing what can be done with formal and estimating the effort it takes to verify a given design, so formal can be used on blocks with highest ROI. These are the first steps to formal success.
The agenda for the Decoding Formal Club meeting on Monday, April 21, is listed below. Pre-registration is required.
More than half the available spaces have already been reserved by those who attended past Decoding Formal events, so register today.
The registration link is here: www.oskitechnology.com/decodingformal
More information about Oski Technology can be found at: www.oskitechnology.com
See you there!