Chip designís recycle cycle: Interview with Aart de Geus, chairman and co chief executive, Synopsys
Chris Edwards, New Electronics
September 11, 2012
Some 15 years ago, Synopsys bet on the idea that third party intellectual property (IP) would an important element of the integrated circuit business. Interviewed towards the end of the 1990s, Synopsys' cofounder Aart de Geus now its co ceo talked about the problems that chip designers faced as the gap between what Moore's Law could deliver and the number of transistors in a circuit they could realistically deploy per day grew larger. In that interview, de Geus said: "I am totally convinced that reuse is necessary to the advancement of silicon."
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