Q: Synopsys recently unveiled its new PrimeShield product. What is the significance of this product?
Synopsys has been the leader in design analysis and signoff for many years, with PrimeTime static timing analysis recognized as the industry’s golden signoff solution. With rising manufacturing costs at advanced nodes, designers are introducing ever-increasing design margins to manage risk and ensure yield. These margins are limiting semiconductor innovation, and are a significant challenge in designing the fastest, most efficient SoCs. PrimeShield, with its new statistical-based analysis engine, can provide guidance on ROI (return-on-investment) and optimization that improves design yield while achieving the best power, performance, and area of the designs.