I started 2013 very upbeat about EDA in the cloud. I pictured EDA very slowly moving to a SaaS business, using public clouds as a scalable infrastructure to adjust to the irregular computing resource requirements throughout the lifetime of a complex system design. I knew it would take years, but I felt that the moment was right.
I bet a year ago that a major semiconductor company would use public cloud to peak their compute power (e.g., for logic simulation, extraction, physical verification) and meet their schedule.
Well, so far I only saw a few attempts, and a lot of aborted discussions.
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