Silicon Valley Semiconductor User Group 2015 Meeting

By Matthew
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Semiconductor User DayBack after popular customer demand!

Given the success of last year’s Semiconductor User Group meeting held in France at the Dassault Systèmes headquarters, it was decided to hold a similar meeting in North America.

That meeting happened last week.  On Tuesday, September 15th, a diverse set of customers and partners joined the high tech, semiconductor experts from Dassault Systèmes at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California to review and discuss how to turn Semiconductor Complexity into Business profitability.

With the room full, attendees were able to learn how and about:

  • Engineering teams can take an active role in helping their companies achieve profitability
  • See how Silicon Thinking delivers a collaborative business platform that brings design teams, manufacturing teams, and product engineering teams together for the first time
  • Streamlined SoC Design Closure
  • Effective SoC Design Collaborations
  • Pinpoint
  • …and more

The feedback was very positive with messages such as, “time well spent” , “great overview of real world solutions for use in our industry.

If you could not join us but are interested in getting some recap of the day, there is a blog entry in our Semiconductor User Group Community (membership required to access) where you can catch up on the day’s topics as well as access the day’s files to download (membership has its benefits!).  Click HERE to view the blog post and if you are not already a member, you will have to join before you can view the content.

We will have a corresponding day in Vélizy, France on October 22nd, offering you one more chance to join us at the Dassault Systèmes HQ!  Register for that HERE.

Keep up-to-date on all of our user meetings happening around the world via our Calendar of Events and we hope to see you soon!

Matthew J. Hall

Matthew J. Hall

Matthew Hall is the ENOVIA User Advocacy & Social EXPERIENCE Specialist.  You can find him on Twitter at @mjhall. Connect with ENOVIA at @3DSENOVIA

Have Your Say — Join a Dassault Systèmes Semiconductor User Group Meeting

By Matthew
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Semiconductor User Day Venues

 

Given the success of last year’s Semiconductor User Group meeting held at the DS HQ in Vélizy, France, we have decided to continue to do it again and this year, we will also hold a 2-day meeting in the USA this September in addition to a sister meeting that will take place in October again at the DS HQ in France.

Here’s what you can look forward to experiencing:

Day 1: Silicon Thinking – Turning Semiconductor Complexity into Business ProfitabilityWorkshopVelizy

  • Now, engineering teams can take an active role in helping their companies achieve profitability
  • See how Silicon Thinking delivers a collaborative business platform that brings design teams, manufacturing teams, and product engineering teams  together for the first time

Day 2: Semiconductor Connection Day
* Note: day 2 is designed for current ENOVIA semiconductor users

  • Spend time with Dassault Semiconductor Solution R&D in a round table environment
  • Learn about the latest developments, share customers success stories and influence the Semiconductor Solution development roadmap

 So where and when is this event happening?

NAM: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

September 15-16 Register Now!

EMEA: 3DS Paris Campus, Velizy, France

October 22-23 Register Now!

Matthew J. HallMatthew Hall is the ENOVIA User Advocacy & Social EXPERIENCE Specialist.  You can find him on Twitter at @mjhall. Connect with ENOVIA at @3DSENOVIA

Factors Affecting the Future of the Semiconductor IP Management Business

By Eric
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The era of semiconductor IP is here and it’s a good sized business.  (>£700M for ARM, >$400M for Synopsys, > $100M for Cadence, all annually)  And without a doubt, the demand for semiconductor IP will continue to grow. Regardless of the size of the target market, all companies creating semiconductors are now using or reusing IP, whether developed internally or externally. But a variety of business factors will shape the future of the IP business.

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The success of leading device manufacturers in dreaming up new, more advanced features and capabilities which consumers seem to want and buy drives semiconductors to be ever more complex and short lived. This affects the nature of IP. For example, short life cycles mean less business value which then affects investment in quality, both by the IP provider and licensee. Quality is gained through the V&V process as well as development support. It’s highly likely that IP providers and consumers that have differentiated V&V know-how and support systems will have an edge in the market. Similarly, the ability to capture and manage specs and know-how for IP block integration will be a differentiator.

The larger device designers who are market leaders will have economies of scale working in their favor, allowing differentiated advancements in power consumption and functionality through finer-grain integration of IP blocks. They can absorb the additional V&V and design costs from stitching hundreds of IP blocks into a system. And in fact it’s highly likely that these companies will continue to be the primary consumers of IP, because they can gain the most value from it. But, as advances in differentiation slow in a particular product category (witness pocket calculators), this advantage may recede. Smaller vendors who from the start become adept at on-boarding, managing and reusing IP, especially larger sub-systems may gain advantage over time through constant refinement of development and IP licensing processes to maximize margins despite smaller served markets.

In summary, there are a number of factors, some of them opposing each other which will affect the business for creation and consumption of semiconductor IP. Businesses that adapt to these factors, and implement processes and systems to streamline their IP management will fair better against the external forces that work against them. In some ways, it’s a lot like being chased by a bear: you don’t have to run faster than the bear, only faster than the guy next to you.

More information about Dassault Systemes solutions for IP Management. 



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