Accelerate Silicon Design Innovation on Azure with Synopsys Cloud | Azure blog and updates

Semiconductor and silicon technology is driving the digital transformation happening everywhere, in every industry and in our daily lives, impacting the way we work, learn and play. Continuous improvement in the performance and power of silicon has been essential to enable this innovation. At Microsoft, we’ve enabled our long-time partners in the semiconductor industry to adopt Azure’s cloud infrastructure and extend Electronic Design Automation (EDA). With a new EDA-optimized cloud environment running on Azure, the launch of Synopsys Cloud marks an industry milestone by providing silicon design teams with the ability to scale and accelerate their development cycles, transforming the design of chips in the same way that the cloud has transformed computing.

Increase the flexibility and efficiency of silicon development on Azure

The collective increase in time-to-market pressure caused by the global chip shortage and increased computing demands has driven chipmakers to seek more flexibility and efficiency in the design process. silicon. Migrating chip design to Azure’s optimized infrastructure solves part of this equation by enabling mission-critical design and verification workloads in the cloud, resulting in faster results and better quality at lower cost. With Azure-based Synopsys Cloud, chip designers will now also have access to a new pay-as-you-go model offering automated infrastructure provisioning and EDA tools to meet the growing demands of silicon design.

This “pay-as-you-go” model is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based approach that will reduce barriers for businesses of all sizes while enabling greater innovation and value for customers and suppliers. from EDA. With the power of Azure’s workload scaling and virtual machine (VM) selection capabilities, Synopsys Cloud customers will be able to optimize mission-critical EDA workloads, from reducing processing of verification tasks to saving execution time and accelerating the convergence of designs on the characterization of libraries.

Expand access to chip design on the cloud

Microsoft has long been committed to helping businesses of all sizes unlock more potential in the cloud. With its powerful chip design and verification tools running on Azure’s reliable and comprehensive cloud platform, Synopsys is Microsoft’s preferred partner for cloud EDA. With Synopsys’ solution, customers ranging from startups to large design firms benefit from simplified access to a custom infrastructure for all their chip design needs, helping them build silicon and tackle designs they couldn’t before

Innovation for impact at scale

From intelligently scaling EDA assets to using AI and machine learning models to transform design and asset management, silicon manufacturing has already seen great improvements with the introduction of the cloud. The shift to a cloud-centric silicon design has enabled new access to compute, storage, and tooling resources. Ultimately, improving time to results, quality of results, and cost of results are just the beginning of what cloud-enabled EDA enhancements can deliver. As cloud design becomes more mainstream, I look forward to seeing the silicon industry continue to innovate to new levels of ingenuity, powered by the Microsoft Cloud.

Tune in to Synopsys’ 2022 SNUG Conference to watch a keynote address from Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman and Co-CEO of Synopsys, including a fireside chat with Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft.

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Abdul J. Gaspar