Verification Futures 2020
|Conference:||Verification Futures 2020 (click here to see full programme)|
|Speaker:||Bryan Dickman, Independent Consultant, Valytic and Joe Convey, CEO (Acuerdo)|
|Presentation Title:||On the Cost of Bugs|
|Abstract:||Critical bugs occur in complex hardware IP products such as processors and GPUs, either during development or post release; what is the true cost? We want to explain how to get a better understanding of this cost; how can it be used to guide development and methodology investment decisions to avoid, or mitigate this risk?|
We will consider all aspects of the cost impact including less well understood areas such as opportunity costs and reputational costs, and consider the cost impact across the whole ecosystem from IP developer, to licensee and product developer, software ecosystems and end users.
We will explore ways to model cost impacts and how those models can be used to drive product development decision making processes.
This presentation follows on from “On the Origin of Bugs” presented at DVClub in November 2019.
3 Key Points:
|Speaker Bio:||1. Bryan Dickman: Over 22 years of leading engineering teams and engineering communities in the field of design verification for Arm Processors. In recent years, more focused on leading the effort to exploit Engineering’s vast data resources to drive insights and improvements to critical workflows. Currently working as an independent consultant and founder of Valytic Consulting Limited.|
2. Joe Convey: 14+ years in semiconductor and EDA. Close relationships with engineering management to understand needs and provide best-in-class engineering platform. Promoted commercial awareness in engineering teams, showing the value of Partnership with EDA vendors as a methodology to get optimised results from their tools and services. In-depth experience of negotiation with major EDA vendors to ensure delivery of a resilient platform within acceptable commercial limits.