Pre-Fab Chip Design Takes Root

Sperling, Ed
June 2006
Electronic News;6/5/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 23, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on companies that created an expanded pre-fabricated (pre-fab) design for manufacturing kits in the U.S. Among the established firms in the chip-building industry that collaborated to create design for the kits include IBM, Samsung and Chartered Semiconductor. The objective of the pre-fab approach is to sell as many products as possible simultaneously. The strategy at Cadence Design System is focused on the design engineer, according to Felicia James, vice president and general manager of the firm's Virtuoso design platform.


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