Adopting cloud-based models promises the EDA industry to increase convenience and address security concerns.
FREMONT, CA: The benefits of cloud technology are highly popular today. Various industries benefit from cloud technology adoption. Initially, the semiconductor industry was a little cautious about adopting the cloud services model due to security concerns. However, cloud service providers address the apprehensions of the EDA sector and incorporate extensive security measures. Such initiatives drive the EDA industry to move to the cloud. The advantages associated with the cloud-based service models can directly turn into delivering benefits to EDA providers. The Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model witnesses the highest number of adopters across the semiconductor industry. The most significant benefits of moving EDA to the cloud are listed below.
• A Solution to Latency
Cloud-backed EDA services are designed to limit latency issues. By embracing cloud providers with strategically located servers, EDA providers can minimize latency. Such initiative empowers EDA products to work easily and guarantees high customer satisfaction.
• Convenience for EDA Users
EDA providers can deliver unlimited benefits to their clients by presenting cloud-backed platforms. This allows users to install and run EDA software on the cloud without any additional investments. Similarly, users can also develop and manage PDKs through the PaaS model. EDA products and services through the cloud help EDA vendors encourage users to bring downtime and costs. Hence, it is easier to satisfy customers and create revenue streams.
• Less Capital Investments
By opting for cloud, EDA providers can reduce the investment cost on hardware. The money that is invested in buying and maintaining servers can instead be used for different operations. Cloud providers offer reliable infrastructure, as well as effective maintenance and management of infrastructure. This is advantageous for every EDA vendor for both short term and short-term and the long term. Besides, the scaling capability of platforms hosted on the cloud is shifting. This delivers the EDA industry the versatility to acquire more processing power during high demand.
Cloud technology helps the EDA industry explore new levels of operational efficiency, resulting in better opportunities for innovations and revenue growth.