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Anil Nadig
03/04/09 02:49 AM
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We started the semiconductor industry with one company coming up with the architecture, write the RTL, do the layout with thier in-house tools and fabricate in their own fab (AKA IDMs). Then we shed the fabrication saying its too costly to maintain and invest in RnD (The Foundary company?), and then the in-house tools sayings its cumbersome to develop (EDA vendors?) and spawned off the layout-ing to a third party saying too much overhead because of fixed costs (Esilicon?). But the future seems to be "specalized" "Value chain producers" with access to foundry to be able to have insight into nanometer issues (DFM?) and in-house developed tools with the knowledge gained from foundry to have edge over competitors. Which means the future seems to be putting back atleast half (in-house foundry and in-house tools) of the things, that we shed for various reasons into, one company. Half circle?? May be a day will come when you may want to integrate these "specialized" "value chain producers" back to the architucture and RTL team for some reason thats not yet foreseen. That would be the full circle!!!. At least the near to middle term seems to be the half circle for sure.

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*The Future of EDA and the Semiconductor Industry, One Man’  03/02/09 04:49 PM
.*Great interview. Very insightful....EDA Observer  03/04/09 06:42 PM
.*Full circle or Half circle??Anil Nadig  03/04/09 02:49 AM
.*The Future of EDAJeff Liu  03/02/09 04:49 PM
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