Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
Adding to this complexity is a diverse manufacturing and test supply-chain of independent providers all continuously generating extremely large amounts of different types of chip-related data in different formats. The knowledge contained within this data is critical to properly managing these key drivers. However, current solutions in the market used for collecting and storing data, normalizing and monitoring the data quality and completeness, and analyzing and providing actionable insights on all of this data are falling well short of expectations. It is extremely vital that any data analytics solution help identify catastrophic issues during the chip manufacturing and test process as early as possible.
SiliconDash is the next generation high-volume industrial big data analytics solution for fabless companies, IDMs, OSATs and foundries. It delivers comprehensive end-to-end real-time intelligence and control of manufacturing and test operations of your IC and MCM (multi-chip module) products for executives, managers, product engineers, test engineers, quality engineers, sustaining engineers, device engineers, yield engineers and test operators.
SiliconDash offers truly unprecedented engineering productivity by allowing you to focus on your job and providing you with incredibly valuable insights all at your fingertips within seconds of opening up SiliconDash and continues with real-time data streaming continuously into SiliconDash 24/7.
However, it is important to note that the productivity benefits seen from SiliconDash also include our total preparation of the data insuring that all data is complete (no escapes), cleaned and standardized across all various types of data. In addition, further productivity benefits are realized by the robustness of our algorithms and analytics which provides repeatable and consistent results across all products over time with the highest capture rate (valid findings) and lowest false positive rate (non-accurate findings).
Lastly, SiliconDash enables organizational productivity with the ability to allow you to instantly make decisions on incoming data and act on analytical Insights through automated or manual methods. Simply put, SiliconDash turns test data into valuable information that is easy enough for anyone to view and use. It looks at all your data as it streams in and applies analytics automatically and then alerts you when there is something significant and/or actionable.
Figure 1. From hierarchical analysis to root cause in only a few clicks.
For example, if there is an indication that a tester may be allowing test escapes into the final end product, that machine can be ordered to be stopped and wait for maintenance before being allowed to test any other parts.
Alternatively, dice on wafers that show a higher than normal number of probable-failure indicators during wafer-level testing, such as increased leakage, can be automatically binned out to prevent being packaged into products that require the highest quality, zero-defect assurances. Certain parts used in automotive systems and medical devices have strict zero defective parts per million (DPPM) requirements and some are starting to approach zero defective parts per billion (DPPB) to ensure the highest possible quality and prevent any catastrophic failures while the end product is in use.
The SaaS cloud-based off-premises deployment option offers customers significant advantages. Customers can leverage and run on scalable and powerful hardware platforms in a secure data center without the costs of building and maintaining complex infrastructures typically associated with data analytics across worldwide operations. This cloud-based service is centrally hosted within a 3rd party data center where Synopsys takes care of the hardware and software deployment, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, data integration and data management operations. Included as part of this cloud-based solution, Synopsys partners with top tier data centers across the globe that use the latest state-of-the-art technologies to guarantee the highest level of security, performance and availability. Our infrastructure partners are ISO 27001 certified and also provide multiple levels of redundancy to ensure consistent high performance and prevent against any unforeseen equipment downtime.
In the other on-premises deployment model, the customer opts to use their own private data center for their hardware configuration but Synopsys provides the full software deployment and data management. In this use model, the entire environment is jointly managed by both internal customer IT departments and Synopsys.
Figure 2. Two flexible deployment options: cloud-based off-premises or private on-premises.