This relates to a paper I delivered at SNUG in Munch in 2008. It looks at a number of myths that surrounded verification at the time but that still seem relevant today!
- Verification takes 70% of the design cycle
- Half of all chip developments require a re-spin, three quarters due to functional bugs
- Pseudo-random simulation has killed off directed testing
- Formal verification will eventually replace simulation
- And many, many more…
The paper can be found here: Lies, Damned Lies and Hardware Verification