Paper from EDA Tech Forum organised by Mentor Graphics, Oxfordshire, UK, 22 June 2010, Track 2: Beat Your Competition to Market with a Supercharged Design-to-Silicon Flow
22 June 2010 Corporate presentations
The semiconductor industry is at a crossroads, as chip design continues to increase in complexity and more companies offload the cost of manufacturing in favor of a fabless business model. A new approach is needed to successfully bring todayâ€™s integrated circuits to market, one that goes beyond the pre-packaged solutions foundries have typically offered to customers. This presentation will explore the challenges of bringing complex designs to market and outline a new way to deliver foundry design enablement. The approach is designed to give foundry customers the intimacy of an integrated model through deep collaboration and a flexible approach to providing design solutions. The new model is built upon concurrent design/process co-optimization and a continuous feedback loop between foundry technology and the design infrastructure provided to customers. This is supported by a robust partner ecosystem of leading providers in the EDA, IP and design services areas, allowing GLOBALFOUNDRIES to provide a modular solution tailored to meet a customerâ€™s specific needsâ€”accelerating time-to-market while reducing design and manufacturing risks.