Siemens expands AWS collaboration

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Siemens Digital Industries Software is to expand its Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The SCA focuses on helping mutual integrated circuit (IC) and electronics design customers leverage AWS’s advanced cloud services to shorten design cycles, optimise engineering resources and boost verification coverage using current and forthcoming Siemens EDA products.

High performance cloud computing provides IC and systems developers with effective ways to address growing design complexity, demand for massive computing capacity, and the challenge of distributed, cross-organisation collaboration. The cloud can help accelerate design and verification cycles, while enabling productivity improvement and assist customers in focusing resources on the highest-value activities.

“For many years, Arm has successfully run a broad array of EDA solutions from Siemens on Arm Neoverse-based AWS Graviton instances to rapidly simulate and verify our IP. Using Siemens’ Questa software, we’ve simulated processor designs with the latest Graviton3, reducing our time to result by 20-30 percent,” said Mark Galbraith, Vice President of Productivity Engineering, Arm.

Siemens and AWS are working together to develop Cloud Flight Plans, which are best-known methods (BKMs) and technologies for running Siemens’ EDA tools in customers’ AWS environments. Cloud Flight Plans are intended for customers looking to self-manage their AWS environments.

“IC development is a compute-intensive process, so having ready access to additional capacity and alternative system configurations is extremely valuable to our customers,” said Craig Johnson, Vice President, EDA Cloud Solutions for Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Deployment complexity has historically been a major challenge. Our expanded collaboration with AWS focuses on combining our mastery of electronics design with AWS’s infrastructure, consulting and cloud deployment assistance to accelerate our mutual customers’ outcomes.”

Commenting Bill Vass, Vice President of Engineering, AWS, said, “Our strategic collaboration with Siemens allows mutual customers to create innovate new products in the cloud today, and now includes significant semiconductor innovation with Siemens EDA.”