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Gadge Panesar

Gadge Panesar

Gadge Panesar is UltraSoC CTO

No-one really knows what is going on inside SoCs; no-one really knows how systems-on-chip operate as a system

There’s a crisis going on in the chip industry. SoC architects, developers and EDA companies will deny it, but it’s a crisis nevertheless.

The fact is that today’s SoCs are so complicated that no-one – and I mean no-one – truly understands how they work. And this is despite billions of dollars spent every year on design, verification, EDA, shuttles and re-spins.

How did we get to this parlous state in the first place?