Smartphones, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things will dramatically increase our quality of life, according to veteran EDA investor Jim Hogan (right). But speaking at a Cadence-sponsored lunch at DVCon on March 4, 2014, Hogan also noted that these new technologies are causing "abundant chaos" in functional verification.
Abundant chaos is not totally a bad thing. It also opens new opportunities for better tools and methodologies. And it may also result in "exponential" growth for DVCon itself, "because the problems we have to solve are so huge," Hogan said.
Hogan titled his talk "Fracturing of the Value Chain and Re-Aggregation." He identified five technology trends that will impact our lives in the near future, as described below. He then pointed to some of the resulting verification challenges.
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