SemiEngineering: The Next Big Leap: Energy Optimization

By Qazi Ahmed

Excerpt from article: “The Next Big Leap: Energy Optimization

“Multiple design houses have told us they want to do analysis for energy, not just power,” says Qazi Ahmed, principal product manager for PowerPro of Siemens EDA. “Power has become a first-class metric. In fact, it has just toppled performance as the primary metric for a design goal. But the real goal is to develop IPs that are energy-efficient. In design, energy efficiency may or may not always be equal to low power.”

Read the entire article on SemiEngineering originally published on November 20th, 2020.

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