IC Project Benchmarking
IC development organizations and design technology groups look to Numetrics professional services to benchmark their chip development capabilities and analyze the design cycle to identify which phases are having the greatest impact on productivity and cycle time performance. As part of the root cause analysis, customers receive a quantitative assessment of their productivity, cycle time performance, throughput, design process quality, schedule performance and reuse strategy effectiveness. Also included is an assessment of whether they’re staffing projects appropriately and how effective they are at managing projects of different sizes–all compared to industry norms.
When benchmarking performance, Numetrics’ consultants leverage the Numetrics IC Industry Database, which comprises performance metrics compiled from more than 1,700 IC development projects from over 100 semiconductor companies. Only IC projects that have been rigorously benchmarked using Numetrics’ proprietary methodology and are certified as such by Numetrics’ professional services are entered into the database.
The database consists of system-on-chip (SoC) devices, processors, mixed-signal, analog and RF, and it comprises projects that span the full range of process technologies and applications, including wireless communications, networking, computing, consumer, multimedia, transportation and industrial control. Professional Service consultants access the database via Numetrics’ built-in online database query tool, which provides filters for selecting projects that meet customer-defined criteria.