Q: Congratulations on the recent announcements. What has driven these innovations?
Well, strong semiconductor market drivers like autonomous driving, 5G wireless, and the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing for larger, faster, and more energy-efficient SoCs. These next-generation, market-shaping products are demanding new innovations in EDA tools and flows, and require superior design productivity and quality-of-results.
Synopsys’ digital design tools have maintained market leadership for decades by enabling our customers to achieve the highest productivity while optimizing for best power, performance, area, and yield. As process nodes continue to advance, the device physics, yield, power, and timing performance are becoming increasingly closely related. This has moved us to think about IC design holistically, by blurring the boundaries and traditional handoffs between the various design stages and tools to enable a more optimized and integrated flow.