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Springer Announces Metric Driven Design Verification

Springer Science + Business Media has announced the impending release of thirty new titles many of which will be on display at the conference in San Francisco, July 24-28. Headlining the group is the much anticipated forthcoming text by Hamilton Carter and Shankar Hemmady, titled Metric Driven Design Verification: An Engineer's and Executive's Guide to First Pass Success. Carter and Hemmady's work is slated to become the definitive work on hardware and software verification planning and management, and a must-have for anyone responsible for the functional verification of hardware and software designs.

Carter and Hemmady's book addresses the subject of effective verification planning and management. Currently a Core Competency Engineer at Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS), Hamilton Carter has been awarded 14 patents that address efficient sequencers for verification simulators, MESI cache coherency verification and component based re-usable verification systems. Mr. Carter worked on verification of the K5, K6 and K7 processors and their chipsets at AMD. He managed the first functional verification team at Cirrus Logic as well as over 20 commercial chips and EDA projects. Shankar Hemmady is a senior manager at Cadence responsible for verification planning, methodology and management solutions. Mr. Hemmady has verified, or managed the functional closure of over 25 commercial chips during his tenure in the industry as an engineer, manager and consultant at companies including AMD, Cirrus Logic, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Intel, S3, Sun and Xerox.

According to Dr. Manuel d'Abreu, AMD Fellow, "Carter and Hemmady's new book is the first to introduce a systematic methodology for effectively executing and managing verification projects. It addresses the needs of engineering executives, while also instructing design and verification engineers on planning what needs to be verified to meet customers' quality demands -- and how to go about accomplishing it in a timely manner within budget."

"We believe that semiconductor companies that make the most effective use of metric driven methodologies will dominate the industry," said Anoop Khurana, former Vice President of Engineering at Ikanos Communications and S3. "With mask costs exceeding the million dollar mark and fab cycles approaching 3 months there is no room for error. This excellent and comprehensive book on verification project management, the first of its kind, could not have come at a better time."

Springer Science + Business Media, the publishers of the new text, is proud to announce this forthcoming new book and feels it will become an essential tool for every design or verification manager and their team members. A November 06 publication is scheduled.

In addition to this book, Springer will be announcing over thirty new titles at this year's Design Automation Conference. Interested parties can visit Springer at booth number 3655 at the conference.


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