2022 Wilson Research Study – The Current Trends in ASIC Design and Verification pt. 1 of 2

By Blake Snodgrass

Increased electrification and customization have significantly increased the complexity of ASIC hardware design and verification.  This has resulted in many projects taking longer period than expected. That’s why companies must develop more efficient design technologies and verification mechanisms.

I’m your host, Joe Hupcey, a Verification Product Technologist, and today I’m joined by Harry Foster, Chief Scientist Verification at Siemens EDA. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of the Verification Academy. We’ll continue our discussion on the findings of the 2022 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification study.

In this episode, you’ll learn about current ASIC hardware design and verification trends. You’ll also learn about some of the factors that are increasing ASIC’s complexity. Additionally, Harry will share some research data demonstrating the impact of increased complexity on the industry.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • The significance of conducting industry behavior research studies (00:12)
  • Some specific trends increasing ASIC’s complexity (01:33)
  • How ASIC’s design complexity impacts the verification process (06:06)
  • The current average in the number of product respins before production (06:54)


Harry Foster

Harry Foster

Chief Scientist Verification – IC Verification Solutions, Siemens Digital Industry Software


Joe Hupcey III

Joe Hupcey III

Verification Product Technologist, IC Verification Solutions, Siemens Digital Industry Software

Related links:
2022 Wilson Research Study – Growing Complexity FPGA – ep 1
2022 Wilson Research Study – FPGA Verification – ep 2

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/where-today-meets-tomorrow/2022-wilson-research-study-the-current-trends-in-asic-design-and-verification-pt-1-of-2/