@slk -- Yes. I would.... Sort of. I used a lot of VPI to be able to use some models from Verilog VPI and glue that to SystemC and some custom models using native threads to run fast. That was a lot of stuff to glue together. Verilog has improved vastly and I think more could be done with native Verilog and DPI to create the same effect but not have to create my own multi-thread controls.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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