Synopsys Debuts Industry's First Broad-Scale Cloud Saas Solution To Revolutionize Chip Development

Fremont, CA: Synopsys unveiled a new cloud-optimized electronic design automation (EDA) deployment model that delivers unparalleled chip and system design flexibility via a single-source, pay-as-you-go approach to drive significantly greater productivity and efficiency for increasingly complex chip designs. In addition, Synopsys Cloud gives customers access to the company's cloud-optimized design and verification tools and the pre-optimized infrastructure on Microsoft Azure to address higher degrees of chip development interdependencies.

"Semiconductor businesses are increasingly pushed to deliver both complicated functionality and energy efficiency in order to meet growing demands for more compute," said Mark Papermaster, AMD's senior vice president and chief technology officer. "AMD produces high-performance CPUs for a variety of tasks. In addition, Synopsys Cloud, which is built on the Microsoft Azure HBv3 cloud platform and is now powered by the latest 3rd Gen AMD EPYCTM Processors with 3D V-CacheTM technology, can enable cloud-based access to optimised compute and EDA tools, further enhancing our revolutionary chip design capabilities."

Flexible Design and Verification Workloads for Dynamic Chips

Chip creation in the cloud is viable for an industry contending with rising computational needs and tighter time-to-market constraints. More chipmakers are shifting workloads to the cloud, from innovative design houses to huge systems firms to small startups, to take advantage of the faster time-to-results, improved quality of results, and lower cost-of-results that cloud-based design and verification technologies enable. However, forecasting computing needs has gotten more difficult, causing engineers to underestimate the computation and EDA resources they require while dealing with increasing systemic complexity.

Collaboration with Microsoft Azure to Improve Chip Development Using a Software-as-a-Service Approach

In recent years, chip development teams have begun to use Synopsys and other EDA vendors' "bring your own cloud" (BYOC) approach, in which chip development teams are required to source compute infrastructure from public cloud service providers and are frequently constrained by the pre-defined design and verification capacity. Synopsys collaborates with Microsoft, its preferred cloud partner, to redefine the landscape with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) chip development solution running on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. Customers can immediately access and pay for cloud computing resources and any Synopsys cloud-enabled design and verification product using the SaaS model.

Customers who already have cloud resources through a BYOC approach can use Synopsys Cloud and its cloud-enabled EDA products on a pay-per-use basis. In addition, design teams will benefit from the flexibility and speedier time-to-market due to the cooperation with Microsoft Azure, which will solve today's systemic challenges in chip design and verification. Learn more about this relationship and its benefits from Microsoft