Delivering 10X Design Improvements

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Jean-Marie Saint-Paul, Technical Director Mentor Europe, Mentor Graphics


Time and time again, escalating complexity has threatened to derail the IC industry from the extraordinary innovation and 35% annual reduction in transistor pricing it has enjoyed the past 40+ years. Fortunately, in each and every instance, creative engineers and companies have seen this as a challenge and opportunity to innovate. As a result, the electronic design automation industry has repeatedly delivered order of magnitude improvements in every aspect of the IC design cycle for over three decades. Today, the exponential rise in complexity has quickened its pace as the industry moves toward adoption of 28 nm and below. Jean-Marie Saint-Paul will discuss how in the next five years, 10X improvements in design methodologies are needed across the design flow. He will provide a roadmap for the next wave of changes needed to successfully negotiate rising complexity, highlighting where they will most likely occur.

Curriculum Vitae

Jean-Marie Saint-Paul Most recently European Manager for the Design and Verification technical team, Saint-Paul's responsibilities were expanded to include all Mentor's product offerings for technical pre-sales activities. Saint-Paul is based in Mentor's office in Meudon, France.

Saint-Paul, who joined Mentor in January 2005, has extensive technical and marketing experience. Prior to joining Mentor, he has held a variety of technical and marketing positions at Innoveda, Summit Design and Sagem. He holds an engineering degree in electronics and a master of physic and electronic from the Paris University of Science.