AI Adoption Slow For Design Tools

A lot of excitement, and a fair amount of hype, surrounds what artificial intelligence (AI) can do for the EDA industry. But many challenges must be overcome before AI can start designing, verifying, and implementing chips for us. Should AI replace the algorithms in use today, or does it have a different role to play? At the end of the day, AI is a technique that has strengths and weaknesses... » read more

A Collaborative Data Model For AI/ML In EDA

This work explores industry perspectives on: Machine Learning and IC Design Demand for Data Structure of a Data Model A Unified Data Model: Digital and Analog examples Definition and Characteristics of Derived Data for ML Applications Need for IP Protection Unique Requirements for Inferencing Models Key Analysis Domains Conclusions and Proposed Future Work Abstra... » read more

In-Memory Computing Challenges Come Into Focus

For the last several decades, gains in computing performance have come by processing larger volumes of data more quickly and with superior precision. Memory and storage space are measured in gigabytes and terabytes now, not kilobytes and megabytes. Processors operate on 64-bit rather than 8-bit chunks of data. And yet the semiconductor industry’s ability to create and collect high quality ... » read more