Verif star

Way back, in another place and in another time, our back end guru referred to verification engineers as “verif star”. But he explained it wasn’t a compliment: he swiftly moved his finger in the air to indicate the star he was referring to was “*”, as in “verif*”, the regular expression meaning “all of you who verify this chip”. We all thought this was much cooler than being called DV Engineers, or Verification Engineer, so we adopted this as our official job title: verif*

Seen by software developers as “the people who make sure the NAND gates are working”, and seen by the ASIC designers as “the people who share their files with other people”, we are the verif*.

In any case, this post has been sitting in my “Draft” folder since 2008, it is time I get it out before someone else does.


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