Semiconductor design is exceedingly complex. In order to produce integrated circuits (ICs) that are competitive, design companies now use specialized design teams and complex design workflows to maximize productivity and value from their engineers. As a result complex hierarchical designs and distributed design centers are now every-day realities of IC product design. To ensure this organization and process matrix succeeds, the right foundation of collaborative design and information systems is essential. It must scale across large, distributed teams, support intellectual property (IP) reuse and variant optimization, be applicable for multiple application platforms and keep designers “designing” and minimize information access and management overhead.
The Silicon Thinking Semiconductor Collaborative Design solution is used today by over 120 development organizations, including 13 of the top 15 semiconductor companies to boost design productivity.
Based upon ENOVIA® Synchronicity® DesignSync®, it efficiently manages design data for an entire design organization. The solution enables design teams to manage data at both a detailed design element level and at the project level. Detailed design elements are encapsulated as “modules” which can then be easily and efficiently integrated to the final design. This modular approach differentiates the solution from other Design Data Management (DDM) systems. Design data contributed by individual teams can be seamlessly integrated into higher level designs.
The solution also includes technology from ENOVIA® Pinpoint to enable deep design analysis. Structured placement and visualization solutions for integrated circuit designs help engineers achieve higher chip performance for microprocessors, graphics circuits and DSP subsystems at 65nm, 45nm, and below. Web-enabled collaboration, access, and implementation provides easy access to distributed team members.
Download the E-Book "Semiconductor Collaborative Design" to learn more.