T&VS saved Infineon 2 months on a 12 month schedule, and reduced costs by 20%

infineon-logoT&VS supplied Infineon Technologies with a team of highly-qualified verification engineers and integrated them quickly into Infineon’s verification processes and methodologies

When Infineon Technologies’ Bristol Design Centre urgently needed a team of verification engineers, the company turned to T&VS for help. T&VS, a UK-based company that specialises in software testing and hardware verification, quickly supplied a team of six highly-qualified and experience verification engineers enabling Infineon to meet its aggressive project deadlines.

The company urgently needed extra verification engineers to work on a new family of microprocessor products for the automotive sector. Safety-related issues in this industry meant that hardware verification was a major concern.

“We were having difficulties finding qualified engineers in a short space of time,” explains Steve Neill, managing director of Infineon UK. “There is currently a shortage of good verification engineers and we did not have the time to go through the recruitment process ourselves. T&VS provided us with the resources we needed, when we needed them and within our budget,” says Neill. “We would not hesitate to use verification resources from T&VS again in the future.”

Infineon required engineers with experience in using the verification tool Specman as well as the re-use of verification components written in the programming language e. Using its many years of experience in the field, T&VS not only found a team of qualified engineers but also supported their integration into Infineon’s verification processes and methodologies.

Darren Galpin, system IP verification manager at Infineon UK and chair of the IEEE’s e Functional Verification Language Working Group added: “The verification engineers from T&VS were technically excellent, ramped up very quickly into our environment and were soon making a positive contribution to the project”.