The MegaChips Team: It’s Not the Tools, It’s How They’re
Of all aspects of an ASIC project, design flow places the heaviest demands on a customer’s design engineers and requires the closest teamwork between the customer and provider. Consequently, the design flow provides the best opportunity to distinguish MegaChips from its competitors and for customers to enjoy the most conspicuous benefits. For example, while all providers use standard electronic design automation (EDA) tools, the real challenge lies in using these tools to create a flow that is smooth and efficient from the customer’s perspective. For example, each process technology has idiosyncrasies that affect design implementation, and only experienced ASIC design center engineers understand how to use their EDA tools to obtain optimal results and minimize demands upon customers.