We all know that chip design verification is a significant bottleneck in chip development. This bottleneck only becomes more and more narrow as design complexity compounds, and the chances of bug escapes in the race to meet tighter market windows increases. To combat this effect, significant investment in chip verification environments and computing power is necessary to ensure that the design functions as intended without fail. However, this type of financial outlay is often out of reach for some companies, and for those that can afford it, scalability remains limited.
Can moving chip design verification to the cloud be the answer?
To help answer this question, I recently spoke to Faisal Haque, founder of Imparé and an expert in the field of verification, who recently adopted the Synopsys Cloud and the Synopsys SaaS Cloud Verification Instance for his company. In addition to starting his successful verification services company, he is an accomplished author on the topic of verification, having written three books on the subject. Read on for insights from our conversation.