The UK has a formidable heritage and competency in complex chip design.

Verification is a fundamental activity for all organisations involved in microelectronics design – especially leading edge digital and mixed signal. A wealth of studies and anecdotal evidence illustrate the increasing resources that verification consumes – figures as of to day quote up to 80% of the overall design cycle time. This ‘non-value added’ activity must be tackled effectively to manage the economics of product creation and mitigate risks associated with design complexity.

Companies have a large choice of evolving tools, languages, methodologies and standards to choose with significant domain-specific influences. The UK has a formidable heritage and competency in complex chip design complemented with a strong research, academic base and leading EDA vendors. This network provides a forum for knowledge exchange, business development and collaboration within a crucial area of the design process


Forthcoming Events

Contact Robin Kennedy for more details

Past Events

  • Q1 2014 : “Hardware-Assisted Verification”
  • 28th February 2013, Renesas, Bourne End “Verification of FPGA – Methodologies behind the Madness” (joint with FPGA network)
  • 28th February : “Modelling for Verification : AMS and Beyond”
  • 21st June : “Low-Power Verification – bridging the gap between hardware and software”
  • DVClub : 20th September 2010, Bristol/Cambridge, “Using Open Source Verification Tools”
  • DVClub : 26th April 2010, Bristol/Cambridge, “Design IP Reuse: Help or Hindrance to Verification?”
  • “micro” lunchtime seminar : 30th April 2010, University of Bristol “Industry Trends in Advanced Functional Verification”
  • 29th June : “Verification Roadmapping Projects”
  • DVClub : 18th January 2010, Bristol/Cambridge, “Coverage Closure”
  • DVClub : 14th September 2009, Bristol/Cambridge, “Verification Management”
  • DVClub : 22nd April 2009, UWE, Bristol, Verification Methodology
  • 26th February 2009 Low-Power Verification
  • DVClub : 21st January 2009, UWE, Bristol, “Property Checking”
  • 2008 Mission-Critical Verification
  • 2007 Mixed-Signal Verification