What makes a good verification engineer? It’s not always about technical expertise, and it’s rarely just about verification.
The practice of semiconductor verification has changed substantially over the years, and will continue to do so. The skillset needed for functional verification 20 years ago is hardly recognizable as a verification skillset today, and the same should be expected moving forward as design and verification becomes more abstract, the boundary of what is implemented in hardware versus firmware and software continues to move, as well as the adoption of new technologies. A move toward a complete verification spectrum is a constant response to the constant increase in complexity and time-to-market pressures.
This means the definition of a good verification engineer changes over time….
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