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System-on-Chip Design In The Cloud: One Size Does Not Fit All

At an increasing pace, companies in the semiconductor ecosystem have started seriously considering the cloud for computing and storage. Some have migrated, and others are evaluating the cloud technology choices and are sizing the business impact and benefits to make the leap. Through key adoption reports, the cloud environment is proving to be beneficial for System-on-Chip (SoC) designers by pr... » read more

Cloud-Ready Circuit Simulation Accelerates SoC Verification

By Nebabie Kebebew and Nigel Bleasdale Driven by the explosion of big data and expanding applications, chip design complexity is increasing. Applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, and 5G mobile and communications coupled with advanced process technology nodes require running a large number of circuit simulations to ensure the circuits... » read more

EDA In The Cloud Is Driving Semiconductor Innovation

In the past decade, the move towards cloud computing occurred primarily in sectors like finance, retail, and healthcare, with the emergence of leading public cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and others accelerating the trend. However, the chip design industry has been slower to adopt cloud computing. In the current highly competitive en... » read more

Robust Variation-Aware Smart Power Designs For Silicon Success

Power management ICs (PMICs) is a rapidly growing segment in the semiconductor industry. The growth has been fueled by the demand for Smart Power applications that include wearable electronics, mobile computing platforms, printers, hard disk drives (HDD), IoT devices, and the full array of automotive applications. According to a report from market research firm Coherent Market Insights, the gl... » read more

Machine Learning Enabled High-Sigma Verification Of Memory Designs

Emerging applications and the big data explosion have made memory IPs ubiquitous in modern-day electronics. Specifically, the demand for memories with low-die area, low voltage, high capacity, and high performance is rising for use by data center and cloud computing servers. This is essential to serve the exponentially growing connectivity boom and the latest emerging 5G based systems, includin... » read more