Semiconductor

Our Industry Solution Experiences extend semiconductor innovation and efficiency beyond the limits of PLM. They dramatically change the way we innovate with our customers. They help us foresee the RIGHT END VALUE beyond engineering for our products, enabling us to fully optimize the product before producing it.

Turning Technical Complexity into Market Profitability

Integrated Circuits (IC) are essential to providing the delightful consumer experiences we enjoy across multiple consumer products from smart phones to automobiles and medical devices. Since their conception, semiconductors have grown geometrically in capability. Now whole systems with billions of transistors live on a device that can fit on the tip of a finger. These systems are extremely complicated to design now, requiring collaboration by experts across a variety of engineering disciplines. To do this successfully, 13 of the top 15 semiconductor companies now rely on Dassault Systèmes solution experiences and brand applications such as Synchronicity Design Sync and Tuscany Pinpoint to gain competitive advantage in the rapidly advancing semiconductor market.

We provide scalable solutions across the multiple domains within the semiconductor product lifecycle. Dozens of industry-leading companies are using our products in production today to help drive their success, including over three-quarters of the world's top 20 semiconductor companies and many smaller, emerging companies seeking to increase their competitive advantage.

Dassault Systèmes Semiconductor Experience Solution Benefits:

Improve Visibility and Control of Design Efforts

Semiconductor engineering organizations have evolved to address the new normal: team has been reduced and is distributed across multiple sites. Managers must quickly determine the optimal way to support project portfolios while getting a handle on the skills and availability of resources. IP reuse and hierarchical project planning are critical success factors. And the need to tighten the link between project plans and design deliverables can make the difference between high-quality, on-time releases or costly delays. Our semiconductor solution experiences together all of the product portfolio management data from the multiple separate sources so managers can meet their objectives.

Deploy a Collaborative Design Management Environment

With multi-discipline design teams stationed around the globe, complex IC design requires seamless coordination across time zones, corporate boundaries and team diversity. Managing the design efforts, developing large amounts of data in the form of design libraries, creating reusable IP blocks and creating a communication flow that can drive the handoff, issue and action flows are prerequisite for design methodologists. The complexity of the design information makes this collaborative design environment a must-have technology. Today’s complex IC products require a mix of skills from analog, digital, embedded software, packaging and verification to drive success. Our semiconductor solution experiences enable semiconductor companies to align all of their design resources in a single environment in order to optimize efficiency and meet product quality goals. This helps improve top-line revenue while reducing bottom-line fabrication costs.

Reducing the Cost of Change

As one of the largest manufacturing industries, a widely recognized concern within semiconductors is the high cost of change. Design tools and methodologies are constantly enhanced to target first-pass success and reduce the high NRE (Non-Recurring Engineering) costs associated with mask spins. Many of the costly changes to the IC designs are a result of communication gaps: between customers and engineers, between design and manufacturing organizations and betwee design teams. Our semiconductor solution experiences solution align requirements to product configurations to bills of materials (BOMs) to ensure that there are no issues resulting in misalignment between intent, design and reality.

Virtual Product Validation

With IC designs exceeding 2 billion transistors and products being applied to multiple industries, simulation is essential to maintaining product quality and sustainability. IC design includes logical, behavioral and physical simulations at both chip and system level. Our semiconductor solution experiences create an environment that can align the results from multiple simulations in an automated process control flow to allow engineers to maximize verification cycles and identify issues before producing prototypes or physical products. As semiconductor products have a variety of applications, the need to simulate for thermal, moisture, radiation, drops and other conditions is essential.

With ENOVIA, we have reduced the cycle time for engineering changes to less than half that with our previous systems.

Alberto Burger, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Semi Conductor Devices