Decisions about what to run in-house are complex, and may vary from one company to the next.
Discussions about cloud-based EDA tools are heating up for both hardware and software engineering projects, opening the door to vast compute resources that can be scaled up and down as needed.
Still, not everyone is on board with this shift, and even companies that use the cloud don’t necessarily want to use it for every aspect of chip design. But the number of cloud-based EDA tools is growing, and so is the number of proponents who argue the cloud can provide better flexibility in deployment, design scale, capacity, and remote collaboration capabilities. And despite early concerns about security and licensing models, they insist those are solved issues….
To read the full Semiconductor Engineering article by Ann Steffora Mutschler, click here.