Intel Boosts Cloud EDA For Foundry Business


The Intel Foundry Services (IFS) has now launched a new phase of the company’s Accelerator ecosystem programme along with an alliance to design tools based on cloud technology.

The IFS Cloud Alliance is going to enable securing design environments in cloud technology, which has been one of the main barriers for using the technology. This alliance is going to provide help in improving the design efficiency of the customers for the company’s fledgling foundry business by providing some easy and scalable compute performance.

The primary members of the programme include some leading cloud technology providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and also some key EDA suppliers like Cadence, Siemens EDA, Ansys and Synopsys.

Randhir Thakur, president of Intel Foundry Services (IFS), said the IFS Cloud Alliance is going to enable broader access to the advanced processes of Intel and packaging technologies. He also said their partnerships with some of the leading cloud technology providers and EDA tool suppliers are going to provide a more secure and flexible platform where the customers can possibly scale the computing requirements instantly on the design improvements in the cloud technology.

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Through the Cloud Alliance, IFS is going to be collaborating with the partners to ensure the EDA tools have been optimized to take advantage of the scalability of the cloud technology while meeting the requirements of the PDKs (process design kits) of Intel.

This is going to provide the customers a scalable and secured path for adopting their preferred EDA tools and has been flowing in the cloud environment by using on-demand hardware.