Intel Foundry Services forms alliance to enable design in the cloud

June 29, 2022 — Intel Foundry Services (IFS) has launched the next phase of its Accelerator ecosystem program. The IFS Cloud Alliance will enable secure design environments in the cloud, improving design efficiency for foundry customers and accelerating time to market by harnessing the power of massive on-demand computing. Early members of the program include leading cloud providers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as major electronic design automation (EDA) players.

“By leveraging the scalability of cloud-based design environments, the IFS Cloud Alliance will enable broader access to Intel’s advanced process and packaging technologies. Our partnerships with leading cloud vendors and EDA tool vendors will provide a flexible and secure platform where customers can instantly scale compute needs on production-proven design environments in the cloud,” said Randhir. Thakur, president of Intel Foundry Services.

why it matters

Chip design is an incredibly complex process, requiring powerful software and hardware tools to create the intricate patterns that make up an integrated circuit layout. Software traditionally ran on servers in on-premises data centers, where companies could maintain control over the security and privacy of their valuable product designs. Although well-established fabless chip designers may have the resources to invest in these capabilities, they can be a significant barrier to entry for many startups and other companies that lack large-scale in-house design teams. ladder.

Enabling solutions in the cloud provides greater access to advanced manufacturing technologies, providing a new path for customers to bring their innovations to life. Cloud-based design combines the scalability of EDA tools with the unparalleled parallelism offered by the cloud, supporting mission-critical design workloads that can benefit a wide variety of customers, from startups to enterprises with software farms. established on-site calculation. New advances in EDA tools and cloud technologies can provide IP security and privacy, while simultaneously shortening design cycles and speeding time to market for designers.

How it works

Through the Cloud Alliance, IFS will work with partners to ensure EDA tools are optimized to take advantage of cloud scalability while meeting Intel’s Process Design Kit (PDK) requirements. This will provide customers with a secure and scalable path to adopt their preferred EDA tools and workflows into the cloud environment, through partnerships with leading EDA vendors Ansys, Cadence, Siemens EDA and Synopsys. The result will be on-demand hardware on a foundry platform, allowing designers to tackle larger workloads with better resource management, faster time to market, and better build quality. results.

About IFS Accelerator

In February 2022, IFS launched its Accelerator Ecosystem Program to help foundry customers smoothly move their silicon products from idea to implementation. Through close collaboration with industry-leading companies, IFS Accelerator leverages the best capabilities available in the industry to help advance customer innovation on Intel’s foundry platform offerings. The IFS Accelerator provides customers with a full suite of tools, including validated EDA solutions, silicon-verified intellectual property (IP), and design services that allow customers to focus on generating product ideas unique.

About IFS at DAC

Solutions from the IFS Accelerator ecosystem will be showcased at the 59th Design Automation Conference July 10-14 in San Francisco. Learn about the program through talks from IFS experts and visit the IFS stand on the exhibition floor (#2325).

About Intel

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating breakthrough technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance semiconductor design and manufacturing to help solve our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence across the cloud, network, edge, and all types of computing devices, we unlock the potential of data to transform businesses and society for the better. To learn more about Intel innovations, visit and

Source: Intel

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