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

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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

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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


Podcast EP31: Interview with Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist at Altair

Podcast EP31: Interview with Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist at Altair
by Daniel Nenni on 07-30-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan is joined by Dr. Rosemary Francis. Rosemary was the managing director and CEO of Ellexus Ltd. before its acquisition by Altair. Dan explores the I/O profiling technology Ellexus brought to Altair, it’s impact and the implications for the future. A behind-the-scenes view of the acquisition is also provided.

Dr. Rosemary… 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

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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


High-throughput Workloads Get a Boost from Altair

High-throughput Workloads Get a Boost from Altair
by Daniel Nenni on 08-24-2020 at 6:00 am

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Altair PBS Professional™ is the trusted leader in high-performance computing workload management. It efficiently schedules HPC workloads across all forms of computing infrastructure, and it scales easily to support systems of any size — from clusters to the largest supercomputers.

Scheduling for high-throughput workloads… Read More


Interview with Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam

Interview with Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam
by Daniel Nenni on 06-29-2020 at 10:00 am

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In this interview we talk with Sam Mahalingam, chief technology officer at Altair, about gaining a competitive edge with software that’s built to handle high-throughput workloads like chip design and electronic design automation (EDA). Altair is a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance… Read More