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DVClub - 8 April 2013 (Harry Foster Survey)

Test and Verification Solutions

Monday, 8 April 2013 from 11:30 to 14:00 (BST)

DVClub -  8 April 2013 (Harry Foster Survey)

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Event Details



The 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study

presented by Harry Foster, Chief Scientist Verification, Mentor Graphics


Monday 8 April 2013

from 12.00 to 14.00 at various locations


  • Bristol:  Infineon, Great Western Court, Hunts Ground Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8HP
  • Cambridge:  ARM, 110 Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, CB1 9NJ
  • Eindhoven: Intel, High Tech Campus, Eindhoven 
  • Grenoble:  STMicroelectronics - Polygone Scientifique, 12 Rue Jules Horowitz, Grenoble
  • Remote Access


Agenda (UK) GMT

11.30   Arrival and Networking

12.00   Mike Bartley, TVS

12.20   Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics

13.20   Q & A

13.40   Close and Networking       Agenda details for Europe, India and webinar below



Harry Foster, Chief Scientist - Mentor Graphics

Harry Foster will be in Bristol and highlight the key findings from the 2012 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Every two years, Mentor Graphics commissions Wilson Research Group to conduct a broad, vendor-independent study of design verification practices around the world.  Harry will provides his unique interpretation and analysis behind today's emerging verification trends to provide a fascinating insight into the state of pour industry.

Biography  Harry Foster is Chief Scientist for Mentor Graphics' Design Verification Technology Division. He holds multiple patents in verification and has co-authored six books on verification--including the 2008 Springer book Creating Assertion-Based IP.  Harry was the 2006 recipient of the Accellera Technical Excellence Award for his contributions to developing industry standards, and was the original creator of the Accellera Open Verification Library (OVL) standard.


Mike Bartley, CEO and Founder - Test and Verification Solutions

Mike Bartley will join Harry to present the major verification challenges reported at the various Verification Challenge conferences from UK, France, Germany and India. This gives a unique insight into the challenges seen by a wide variety of semiconductor companies around the world.

Biography:  Mike Bartley has a PhD in Mathematics from Bristol University, an MSc in Software Engineering and an MBA from the Open University, and over 20 years of experience in software testing and hardware verification.  He has built and managed state-of-the-art test and verification teams in a number of companies including STMicroelectronics, Infineon and Elixent/Panasonic) who still use the methodologies he established.  Since founding TVS he has consulted on multiple verification projects for respected organisations including ARM and Infineon.

Dr. Bartley was formerly Chairman for ten years of the Bristol branch of the British Computer Society and is currently Chairman of the Bristol Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is a Technical Advisor to the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI).  He has over 20 articles published on the subject of verification and outsourcing.



Agenda (Remote) GMT

12.00   Mike Bartley, TVS

12.20   Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics

13.20   Q & A

13.40   End of Webinar


Agenda (Europe) CET

12.30   Arrival and Networking

13.00   Mike Bartley, TVS

13.20   Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics

14.20   Q & A

14.40   Close and Networking


Agenda (India) IST

16.30   Mike Bartley, TVS

16.50   Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics

17.50   Q & A

18.10   End of Webinar




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