As chips get smaller and demand for high-speed everything increases, innovation is no easy feat. The need for real-time and continuous optimization is more important than ever for chipmakers to achieve peak performance and quality from their applications for the entire lifecycle of the product. On top of the pressure on chipmakers to invent more, chips have become inherently more complex, and being able to deploy updates through the design, text, manufacturing, and in-field stages of a chip’s lifespan is not only a desire, but also a necessity. Addressing the need to monitor chip health from cradle to grave, Synopsys developed the SiliconMAX™ Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) Platform.
To expand upon the platform’s existing features and add debug/bring-up and in-field operation capabilities, Synopsys recently acquired Concertio Inc., the leading provider of AI-powered performance optimization software. Working cohesively together, Concertio’s software offerings and the Synopsys SLM platform provide deeper visibility into the operation of chips to enable targeted and accurate adjustments. Some of the key applications that would benefit from the optimization features include automotive/industrial IoT devices and cloud-based data centers.
New Electronics, SemiWiki, Semiconductor Engineering, and Electronics Weekly are a few examples of leading industry publications that featured Synopsys’ acquisition of Concertio, highlighting the value of an all-encompassing optimization solution.
As the EDA industry is in a perpetual sprint to evolve, the ability to see a product not just across the finish line of manufacturing, but well into its ongoing use on the field, is vital.
“There is little doubt that Silicon Lifecycle Management is becoming critical to the successful deployment and operation of advanced electronic systems,” said Shankar Krishnamoorthy, general manager, Silicon Realization Group at Synopsys. “This acquisition of Concertio reflects our commitment to aggressively expand the capabilities and benefits of the SiliconMAX SLM platform to address our customers’ rapidly evolving silicon and system health needs.”