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Sustainability Reporting Considerations for the Semiconductor Industry

Introduction The Semiconductor Industry is working to establish Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) standards with the help of science-based targets. According to the Science Based Targets (SBT) Initiative (SBTi), “SBTs provide a clearly defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business […]

Scaling chip design processes with high velocity in the cloud

Shift left – a path to faster and better SOC quality A revolution is happening in the chip design industry. A revolution that allows projects to finish earlier, with fewer bugs, while budget stays in control. In this article, I’ll share my personal view on a few related bottlenecks that directly affect time to market […]

Semiconductor Supply Chain Resiliency with AWS

Introduction AWS can help Semiconductor companies with their value chain transformation by migrating the entire PLM-CAD-ERP workflow to the cloud while mitigating resource and performance risks. Data ingested from SAP into AWS-powered data lakes and Amazon SageMaker for machine learning is used for predictive analytics and simulation of various scenarios. For example, to address supply […]

Using Cadence’s Pegasus Physical Verification with TrueCloud, customers benefit from 2X walltime savings using Amazon EC2 X2iezn Instances

Introduction Silicon designers are creating increasingly complex designs to address ever-increasing demand from customers. Increased complexity poses challenges to electronic design automation (EDA) applications that help with manufacturability and functionality of the designs on silicon. Physical verification is an integral part of the silicon design system that identifies design layout issues prior to its production […]

Visit AWS at SEMICON West and DAC, July 12-14 in San Francisco, CA

This year AWS is excited to exhibit at SEMICON West in San Francisco, July 12-14, 2022. Read this blog to learn more about the show, our booth exhibit, speaking sessions, and opportunities to engage with us at both SEMICON West and DAC. One ticket, two conferences! About SEMICON West and DAC SEMICON West 2022 connects […]

Predict the cost of Electronic Design Automation on AWS using simulation

Introduction Designing semiconductor requires High Performance Computing (HPC) to run Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. These workloads vary over time in both the amount and type of compute resources required. This makes it an ideal workload for the elasticity of the cloud. Customers choose optimal instance types to optimize each tools runtime. This reduces time-to-results […]

How NXP is Moving Chip Design to AWS

In 2021, NXP selected AWS as its preferred cloud partner to migrate the vast majority of its silicon design workloads from NXP data centers to AWS. The migration is well underway, and a number of teams have already taped out projects in their AWS cloud environment. In this blog post, we share more about NXP’s […]

EDA Scale with FSx for NetApp ONTAP and IBM LSF

Introduction Silicon design teams are constantly under pressure to deliver more efficient products faster, while keeping costs low. Electronic Design Automation (EDA) infrastructure teams, which provide compute, storage, and other IT resources to silicon design teams, can play a critical role in shrinking the RTL-to-GDSII cycle. Historically, compute capacity for EDA workloads has come from […]

Building Elastic HPC Clusters for EDA with Altair on AWS

Introduction Chip design is not only compute and memory intensive, it also requires varying amounts of resource in different Integrated Circuit (IC) design phases: some frontend tools are single threaded and CPU bound, while backend tools rely on high performance storage and large memory. Fixed-size compute farms on-premises result in jobs waiting in queue for […]

Accelerating EDA with the Agility of AWS and NetApp Data Services

Introduction This post will walk you through the configuration of this powerful EDA solution and provide performance benchmarks. Semiconductor design simulation, verification, lithography, metrology, yield analysis, and many other workloads benefit from the scalability and performance of the AWS Cloud. For example, the by latest generation EC2 instance types enhance compute performance for these applications. […]