IC design refers to the process of developing integrated circuits (ICs) used in a variety of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, automobiles, and medical devices. It the basis for the production of microchips, which are indispensable in modern technology. IC development requires a deep understanding of electronics, semiconductor technology, and the physical properties of materials.
Among other things, a well-designed IC increases the performance of electronic devices and ensures greater reliability. It can also reduce the size and cost of electronic equipment. IC design is a complex process performed by experienced engineers. It includes schematic design, circuit simulation, circuit optimization, and functionality verification. IC design is thus an important aspect of microelectronics, helping to improve electronic devices and drive the development of new technologies.
Change The World – Edition 2025
To get young people interested in chip design, 15 Saxon companies have joined forces and produced a recruiting video with Dresden-based Blackfire Medien GmbH. In the movie, Emma, a chip designer from the year 2050, accidentally meets Max, who works as a chip designer in the year 2025. Together, with the help of the Saxon companies, they are designing various chips needed for a humanoid robot. Its task: to compensate for the increasing shortage of skilled workers by taking over tasks for which there is a shortage of personnel.
RISC V association
The RISC-V Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the RISC-V architecture. RISC-V is an open, freely available instruction set architecture developed jointly by industry and the academic community.
The edacentrum is the network for electronics, design and applications in business and science. As an independent authority, the edacentrum designs research & development for a consistent design methodology along the entire value chain and is thus an innovation accelerator.