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design

the process of translating a product idea into a product which can be produced and marketed on a commercial basis. Though design is a creative process it has economic consequences insofar as a product's shape, configuration and performance affect its marketability and its cost of production. In order to achieve high product variety without involving an excessive variety of components, designers often use common, interchangeable parts and design products on a modular basis.

In order to remain competitive, firms need continuously to review the design of their products in the light of new developments in materials and processes. The technique of VALUE ANALYSIS is used to identify possible sources of cost savings without impairing a product's performance. See COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

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The team delivers a commercially compliant TDP in the CAD file format specified by customer requirements for both the casting and finished assembly designs.
89-17, requiring capitalization of all previously deducted costs of package designs, could be modified.
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Mold designs include stripperring, core-lock, air-ejection, stack, and unscrewing molds.
Also, Chip Assembly flows are gaining traction as hierarchical designs have to achieve top-level design closure over multiple blocks.
To further accelerate the design cycle and provide the highest capacity, Talus leverages multithreading and distributed processing, allowing users to implement very large designs in just two days.
1 problem facing us as we produce designs at nanometer geometries," said Carl Ruggiero, Enuclia's co-founder and chief technology officer.
Athena Design expects to change the way designs are implemented with the IC industry's first "concurrent analysis and optimization" system for managing deep sub-micron effects.
The conference continues to help lead new design methodologies that will ultimately provide best of breed design tools for further improving the quality of SoC designs.
Visual Elite is the only design platform to truly support both HDL and ESL designs," says Zvika Amir, technical marketing manager at Summit Design.