Arm has used machine-learning tools supplied by the Solido group at Siemens Digital Industries Software to speed up IP validation runtime a thousand-fold compared to conventional statistical methods.
Tests on Microsoft Azure's cloud have shown Mentor's AMS simulation tools can run across thousands of processors with near-linear scaling.
Solido aims to bring the types of machine-learning techniques the company has used for its physical-analysis tools to a wider range of EDA tools through the launch of its ML Labs initiative.
Rapid virtual prototyping and a metal stack that's more designer friendly are two of the ways in which Samsung aims to build up foundry market share for its 14nm and 10nm finFET processes.
Cadence Design Systems has launched an analog simulation tool designed to speed up the characterization of mixed-signal macros that can then be used to create the Liberty representations needed for full-chip signoff.
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