Collaboration Strategies for Globalized Semiconductor Design Companies
The pressure for semiconductor design companies to embrace globalization as an enabling competitive strategy can be a radical change.
The default behavior in many companies is to aggregate as many resources as possible for a project in a single location.
The traditional justification has been around areas like visibility, predictability and IP protection.
However, the demands for leading-edge products at commodity prices within the semiconductor market has forced industry leaders to change their innovation process.
The companies that are planning for success in both the near term and in the future are adopting collaborative design strategies that best leverage distributed design teams, packaged IP from both internal and external sources, hierarchical design methodologies and cross-functional team communication.
While visibility and predictability continue to be critical to the decision process, the deployment of a proper collaborative infrastructure can provide those benefits across a globalized team ready to drive sustainable success into the coming years.
This session will talk about how leading semiconductor design companies can achieve their globalization goals with collaboration strategies such as:
- Collaborative design data management in a secure environment
- Improved IP reuse and strategies that support multiple design target variants
- Increased decision support and cross-function team communication