TVS, specifically it’s key personnel, are constantly looking at relevant industry challenges and any role we might have in addressing them.
TVS founder and CEO Dr Mike Bartley is widely regarded as a leading figure in the hardware verification sector. His commitment to helping improve capability in this area is demonstrated through the organisation of the DVClub and the Verification Futures conferences. At the 2011 event leading industry figures rom around the world supported the initiative and presented their companies view on the direction of hardware verification. Nearly 300 people from over 100 organisations across 21 countries attended and made various contributions to moving thinking forward in this complex and challenging area. TVS will continue to provide thought leadership and co-ordinated activity in the area of hardware verification.
Multicore presents an opportunity to many segments of the UK electronics industry, with increased processing power, reduced battery consumption and improved weight/performance factors driving industry take up. There are however huge concerns regarding the reliability of systems running on multicore and how to test multicore systems. TVS has organised the “Multicore Challenge”, with the events held in Bristol in 2010 and 2011 where 120 people attended an event supported by leading figures from the semiconductor world and vendor community. A third Multicore Challenge is being scheduled by TVS for 2012. These events address key aspects of multicore. In consultation with industry TVS is furthering discussions and providing pro-active leadership on how to test multicore systems.
Mike Bartley has had numerous articles on embedded software testing published with leading publications such as EETimes and Testing Experience. Mike also serves on the committee for the BCS Specialist Group in Software Testing and is also Chair of the Bristol Branch of the British Computer Society.