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ENOVIA Semiconductor Team Collaboration

ENOVIA® Semiconductor Team Collaboration

ENOVIA® Semiconductor Accelerator™ products allow semiconductor design data to be made available to product development processes such as project management, intellectual property (IP) management, design integration, and defect tracking.


ENOVIA® Semiconductor Accelerator™ for Team Collaboration (SCC) provides a collaborative and secure environment for resolving product development issues and defects amongst geographically dispersed development teams working on complex hierarchical designs. As design data contributed by individual teams is integrated into higher-level designs, the impact of a defect found in a given IP dataset can be widespread and difficult to track and manage.


The building blocks of complex integrated circuit (IC) designs such as IP blocks and cell libraries are modeled in SCC as “products”, and a design “hierarchy” is modeled by establishing relationships between products. The hierarchical arrangement of design data for large chips or IP blocks, means a defect in a lower level block or sub-system can affect many parent products. For example, a defect in an ALU module could affect a CPU module, which in turn might be instantiated in multiple top level products. A defect in a standard cell library could have far reaching impact across hundreds of IP blocks which use it. Companies often have hundreds, or even thousands, of IP data sets and a many cell libraries, data path compliers, etc. making tracking of defects and managing their resolution a massive and complex challenge. The Hierarchical Defect Tracking capability provides the infrastructure to capture and track defect data and the activities required to resolve the defects, providing answers to these important questions:


- What products are affected by a defect?

- What defects are present in a given product?

- Who will benefit if a defect is fixed?

- In what new product releases is a defect no longer present?

  • Modeling Product Hierarchy
  • Impact Analysis
  • Tracking Defect Resolution Activity
  • Separation of Customer Facing and Internal Defect Tracking
  • Cross-functional Enterprise Collaboration
    When ENOVIA Semiconductor Accelerator products are added to the deployment, semiconductor design data can be made available to product development processes such as requirements management, project management, intellectual property (IP) management, design integration, and defect tracking. ENOVIA Semiconductor Accelerator for Team Collaboration exposes semiconductor design data to the extended enterprise so companies can cross-functionally collaborate to resolve product development issues and defects. It leverages the following standard capabilities from the ENOVIA Collaboration Platform to offer a secure, structured, virtual semiconductor design workplace for geographically dispersed teams:
  • Collaborate Securely
    Easily create secure collaborative workspaces that allow suppliers and partners to be involved with the DesignSync project team early and throughout the product development process; assign responsibilities with default and access rights to members and teams.
  • Define Virtual Teams
    Add team members, assign roles and responsibilities, and provide default access online to assemble cross-functional teams in virtual workspaces quickly and easily.
  • Manage and Track Defects
    Easily raise defects against design data or any other object in the enterprise system. Define change boards to sign-off on a defect’s implementation review and control the approval of defect actions.
  • Management Reports
    Track design defect workloads and trends using configurable graphical metrics-based reports with data summaries and roll ups. Crystal Reports can be leveraged for more advanced formatting options.
  • Create Discussion Threads
    Create multi-threaded discussions for sharing ideas and reference documents. Subscribe and automatically receive ongoing communication to keep abreast of developments and final decisions. Easily sort discussions by workspace, folder or content, or search them to find exactly the information required to answer the question at hand.
  • Implement Company Best Practices
    Institutionalize the company's best practices by creating routing templates and folders, add files and content to folders and generate routing paths, approval lists and actions using delegation rules, task escalation rules and additional route logic. Implement checks that enable the automation and enforcement of standard practices across the entire enterprise.
  • Decision/History Capture
    Automatically capture the dialog that solved tough designs and discussions in order to retain team knowledge. All information is kept in a managed, easy to search and auditable system.
  • Cross Team Collaboration
    Teams beyond engineering can easily add their own content to the overall product knowledge. This provides the ability to classify the non-engineering data in the same classification system alongside the engineering data, or in its own libraries using a bookshelf and document organization.
  • Automatic Notifications
    Enable users to subscribe to standard notifications, content owners to send push notifications and administrators to customize system notifications by company.
  • Secure Access
    Allow workspace leads to set default access definition for the workspace, including folders and subfolders. Assign granular access for specific content. Administrators can assign company specific vaults and file stores.
  • Defect Management
    Users can define defects with attributes and characteristics targeted at semiconductor and software development processes, and associated to design data managed in ENOVIA DesignSync Data Manager. In addition, defects may be created from issues. This allows the separation of the customer facing discussion and the internal facing discussion about the implementation problem and its correction. This enables better definition of the problem and solution as well as isolation of proprietary internal concerns. An issue may be associated with multiple defects and a defect may be refined into multiple defect actions. Change boards are defined to create and sign-off on a defect’s implementation review and control the approval of defect actions. Dashboards are provided to review defects, defect actions, and implementation reviews.
  • The Role of ENOVIA V6 and PLM 2.0
    The ENOVIA Semiconductor Accelerator for Team Collaboration supports PLM 2.0, product lifecycle management online for everyone, and the ENOVIA V6 values, which are: - Global collaborative innovation - Single PLM platform for intellectual property (IP) management - Online creation and collaboration - Ready to use PLM business processes - Lower cost of ownership