This report is the second annual review of the findings of an independent worldwide Global Design Data Management survey. The survey was executed during April and May of 2010 and had 426 IC design professionals respond; we analyze the survey results and identify relevant year to year trends.
The Global Design Data Management report scope includes: general design data management driving forces; the impact on engineering overhead, project deadlines and ROI; adoption of commercial systems; and missing elements of open source revision control.
By analyzing this comprehensive feedback from IC design engineers and engineering management, we can better understand how hardware design data management systems are impacting semiconductor company management’s ability to guarantee that up-to-date design content is immediately available to all design team members. This becomes especially critical with globally dispersed teams working around the clock to meet tight deadlines.