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Measuring Success in Semiconductor Design Optimization: What Metrics Matter?

Measuring Success in Semiconductor Design Optimization: What Metrics Matter?
by Kalar Rajendiran on 10-12-2022 at 6:00 am

Altair Generic Image for SDO Metrics

When it comes to electronic design automation (EDA), there are two aspects to this technologically challenging and highly competitive field. First, there is the task of designing very complex chips for which a full suite of various software tools are needed. Then there is the task of managing extremely complex EDA workflows and… Read More


Load-Managing Verification Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud

Load-Managing Verification Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud
by Bernard Murphy on 09-22-2022 at 6:00 am

Scheduling emulation min

There’s a reason the verification hardware accelerator business is growing so impressively. Modern SoCs – now routinely multi-billion gate devices – must be verified/validated against massively demanding test plans, requiring high levels of test coverage. Use cases extend all the way up to firmware, OSes, even application… Read More


Altair at #59DAC with the Concept Engineering Acquisition

Altair at #59DAC with the Concept Engineering Acquisition
by Daniel Nenni on 07-07-2022 at 10:00 am

Altair HPC Banner

The Design Automation Conference has been the pinnacle for semiconductor design for almost 60 years. This year will be my 38th DAC and I can’t wait to see everyone again. One of the companies I will be spending time with this year is Altair.

Last month Altair acquired our friends at Concept Engineering, the leading provider… Read More


Future.HPC is Coming!

Future.HPC is Coming!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-03-2022 at 6:00 am

HPC Image Altair SemiWiki

According to the experts, the semiconductor industry is poised for a decade of growth and is projected to become a trillion dollar industry by 2030. In 2021 the semiconductor industry finally hit $600B so $1T by 2030 seems like a big ask, but not really if you look at the indicators inside the semiconductor ecosystem. Foundries, … Read More


Six Essential Steps For Optimizing EDA Productivity

Six Essential Steps For Optimizing EDA Productivity
by Kalar Rajendiran on 02-22-2022 at 6:00 am

Semiconductor Design Phases and Needs

Altair® Accelerator™ was the focus of a couple of SemiWiki posts last year. The most recent post covers the enterprise-grade job scheduler’s latest updates and an earlier one discussed its patented Rapid Scaling feature. You can refer to these blogs here. While these posts provide insight into how Accelerator can help increase… Read More


Latest Updates to Altair Accelerator, the Industry’s Fastest Enterprise Job Scheduler

Latest Updates to Altair Accelerator, the Industry’s Fastest Enterprise Job Scheduler
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-01-2021 at 10:00 am

Latest Updates to Altair Accelerator the Industrys Fastest Enterprise Job Scheduler

Altair is a broad-based company that delivers critical enabling technology across many disciplines that will be familiar to SemiWiki readers. According to its website, Altair delivers open-architecture solutions for data analytics & AI, computer-aided engineering, and high-performance computing (HPC). You can learn… Read More


Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair

Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Compute Farm Growth

The above title refers to a webinar that was hosted by Altair on April 28th. Chip design in the cloud is not a new idea. So, what is the big deal with the above title. Sometimes titles don’t reveal the full story. Annapurna Labs happens to be an Amazon company. It used to be an independent semiconductor company that was acquired by Amazon… Read More


Webinar: Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud

Webinar: Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud
by Mike Gianfagna on 04-07-2021 at 6:00 am

Annapurna Labs and Altair Team up for Rapid Chip Design in the Cloud

This is a story of strategic recursion. Yes, a fancy term. I just made up. If you’re not into algorithm development you can Google recursion, but the simple explanation is we’re talking about using the cloud to design the cloud. The story begins with Annapurna Labs, a fabless chip company focused on bringing innovation to cloud infrastructure,… Read More


Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with I/O Profiling from Ellexus

Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with I/O Profiling from Ellexus
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-09-2020 at 10:00 am

Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with IO Profiling from Ellexus

Altair is a broad-based technology company with an ambitious vision. As stated on their website: Our comprehensive, open-architecture solutions for data analytics, computer-aided engineering, and high-performance computing (HPC), enable design and optimization for high performance, innovative, and sustainable productsRead More


Altair HPC Virtual Summit 2020 – The Latest in Enterprise Computing

Altair HPC Virtual Summit 2020 – The Latest in Enterprise Computing
by Mike Gianfagna on 09-28-2020 at 10:00 am

Altair HPC Virtual Summit 2020 – The Latest in Enterprise Computing

On September 9 and 10 Altair held their high-performance computing virtual summit. Altair is a company with a large footprint. In their own words, “Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC).” Their… Read More