Semico report lists the six biggest issues challenging ASIC and IC design today. Do you agree?

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about Semico’s Rich Wawrzyniak’s excellent report on IP Subsystems. Today, I thought I’d extract the six key issues he sees as facing the ASIC and IC design community today, to see if you agree. The six top issues are:

  • Rising design costs
  • Increasing design complexity
  • Shrinking market windows
  • Lengthening design cycle times
  • Rapidly changing marketing requirements
  • Escalating integration costs for semiconductor IP blocks

Do you agree with this list? How about the order? Which ones are biting you?


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EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at
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