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Intel’s foundry foray and its affect on the EDA, IP industries


By Majeed Ahmad, EDN (April 28, 2022)

Intel continues to bolster its foundry enterprise whereas making a concerted effort to get the corporate again on monitor in providing modern silicon processes to fabless prospects. Like IC design, the EDA and IP industries are an intrinsic a part of the IC manufacturing ecosystem; and fabs spearhead it. That begs a basic query: How will Intel’s fab enterprise affect these two vital semiconductor business segments?

Intel says an open, thriving ecosystem is significant for its broader IDM 2.0 technique. So, the Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker has launched a brand new initiative to empower its ecosystem companions and foundry prospects: the Intel Foundry Providers (IFS) Accelerator. “The IFS Accelerator is an alliance to supply entry to design providers, IP, and instruments and flows to allow next-generation ICs,” says Randhir Thakur, president of Intel Foundry Providers.

To speed up innovation, Thakur added, this ecosystem alliance program goals to deliver collectively the brightest minds and the broadest capabilities to ship a seamless interface with Intel’s course of and packaging applied sciences.

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