PRODUKTIV+: Reference System for Measuring Design Productivity of Nanoelectronic Systems

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Closing the well-known design gap requires a significant increase of productivity within IC design. Actual productivity numbers have to be known as a solid base for decisions for project planning, project management and for improvement of development processes. Measuring productivity within a manufacturing line is well established. Daily or weekly updates for the productivity numbers are typical. For R&D projects measuring productivity is less straightforward. Current values for the productivity of a development organization are hard to quantify and less objective. Decisions within development projects are strongly based on experience and ‘gut feeling‘ of responsible persons. Approaches to determine productivity within IC development projects are limited to post-mortem analysis and do not cover the important influence of EDA tools and libraries.

PRODUKTIV+ aims at a quantitative measure and predictive estimation of design productivity. Based on this, solid project management decision will be enabled. The benefits of EDA investments will be quantified. Focused investments into EDA will safeguard jobs especially in high-wage countries like Europe.

Project coordination:

Infineon Technologies AG
Frank Badstübner
fon: +49 89 234-23141
frank [dot] badstuebneratinfineon [dot] com

Project management:

edacentrum GmbH
Dr. Andreas Vörg
fon: +49 511 762-19686
voergatedacentrum [dot] de

Project partners:

Research partners:

Funding initial:

BMBF F&E 01M3077


October 01, 2005 - December 31, 2008


Project Information

Final Report
NL 03 2008 (PN)
NL 02 2008 (PN)
NL 01 2008 (PN)
NL 03 2007 (PB)
NL 01 2007 (PN)
NL 03 2006 (PN)
NL 01 2006 (PKB)
NL 04 2005 (PN)

Used Abbreviations

PRProject Report
SPRShort Project Report
PNProject News
FPRFinal Project Report