AWS for Industries

DAC 2021 Recap

58th Annual Design Automation Conference

The 58th annual Design Automation Conference took place in San Francisco from December 5 – 9, 2021. The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier event devoted to the design and design automation of electronic systems and circuits. DAC focuses on the latest methodologies and technology advancements in electronic design.
The 58th DAC will bring together researchers, designers, practitioners, tool developers, students and vendors.

There’s still time to register for Virtual DAC

This year, AWS exhibited with an onsite booth and participated in the Design On Cloud theater. In case you missed us, there is still time to register for Virtual DAC, December 13 – January 1. Take advantage of the exclusive DAC Virtual Registration Package which will grant you access to a select number of sessions along with limited networking capabilities on DAC’s virtual platform from the comfort of your own home or office.

Register here:

Highlights from this year’s event

AWS presentation at the Design on Cloud Theater

Worldwide Head of Business Development for Semiconductors at AWS, David Pellerin, presented in the Design on Cloud Theater. His session titled, Cloud-Based Design for Design, Verification, and Manufacturing, provided an overview of how Amazon semiconductor teams use cloud for secure collaboration. He also highlighted how the secure sharing of data can benefit the entire semiconductor supply chain from design and verification, to fab and packaging.

Modern silicon design requires collaboration with worldwide stakeholders, using a wide range of EDA and IP products. Cloud enables distributed teams to securely manage and monitor their EDA and IP assets during collaborative projects, while also allowing actionable insights on design, verification, and manufacturing-related data.

AWS and Siemens EDA Co-Presentation

Kenneth Chang (AWS), Dnyanesh Digraskar (AWS), Matthieu Fillaud (Siemens EDA), and Wei-Lii Tan (Siemens EDA) teamed up to present Utilizing the Cloud to Increase Library Characterization Throughput and Reduce Schedule Bottlenecks. 

This session presented the steps taken and the choices made in setting up a cloud environment for characterization workloads, and quantify scaling efficiency results from a validated test case. This presentation also shared how with the correct configuration, cloud is a valid method providing “burst” compute power to accelerate high priority workloads, while being able to off-load on-premises tasks when needed.

AWS booth showcases solutions for EDA workflows

This year, the AWS booth featured two interactive demos, showcasing solutions for EDA workflows.

On one side of our booth, NetApp and AWS jointly demonstrated customer EDA verification environments running in a Hybrid Cloud configuration, leveraging the recently announced Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. This demo showed our ability to rapidly, securely, and elastically move design tools and libraries from the Datacenter to the Cloud. Workload management tools are used to dynamically allocate resources required by jobs submitted for execution, highlighting unique automation capabilities provided by the NetApp and AWS partnership for EDA workflows, enabling cloud-scale performance and seamless data movement between the Datacenter to the Cloud.

On the other side of our booth we also showcased an overview and demo of the AWS Solution, Scale-out Computing on AWS, demonstrating how it can be used to deploy a turn-key EDA computing environment in minutes.

Summary and resources

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s event. And if you didn’t get a chance to join us in person, you can still watch the speaking sessions virtually online. 

For more information on AWS for Semiconductor, visit our website.

To learn more about the event, visit the DAC event website.

Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence

Caroline serves as a Marketing Manager for Manufacturing at Amazon Web Services. Caroline brings a diverse international marketing background with experience in graphic design, social media management, public relations, and small business development strategy. Across the scope of her career, Caroline has led and facilitated several innovative projects focusing on audience growth, thought leadership engagements, and marketing ROI analysis.

Scot Wlodarczak

Scot Wlodarczak

Scot joined AWS in July 2018, where he now manages the manufacturing industry marketing efforts. Scot worked previously at Cisco, and Rockwell Automation where he held roles as Industrial Marketing Manager and Regional Marketing Leader. Scot has focused on marketing to industrial customers on their digital transformation journey, and bridging the gap between IT and operations. He has experience in automation across a wide range of industries. Scot holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from SUNY - Buffalo, and an MBA from Colorado University. He lives in Colorado.