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Hosted Design Solutions 

Touchstone Semiconductor
Dr. Jeroen Fonderie
Touchstone Semiconductor

Taping out 17 different projects over 3 1/2 years seemed like a tall order for Touchstone Semiconductor. But with a helping hand from Cadence Hosted Design Solutions, the startup got its CAD environment set up smoothly and has successfully rolled out 71 high-performance analog ICs since its founding in 2010. Simply put, Hosted Design Solutions lets Touchstone focus on what it does best - designing circuits. Watch this video to hear the company’s VP of engineering, Dr. Jeroen Fonderie, discuss how Cadence helped his company get off the ground.

City Semiconductor
Chris Menkus
Founder and CEO, City Semiconductor

Chris Menkus, outlines the benefits of using the solid support and collaboration technology found in Cadence Hosted Design Solutions’ environment to create their new high speed 12 bit Analog to Digital Converter.

Tagent
Jarie Bolander
Tagent

Jarie Bolander, Tagent Co-Founder and Vice President of R&D talks about how Cadence Hosted Design Solutions and Services helped Tagent develop the first-ever Antenna on Chip.

Tagent
Design Challenge
Fully integrate an RFID tag on a piece of silicon
Ensure that the antenna doesn’t interfere with the chip logic
No onsite CAD support team /limited existing infrastructure
Minimize time to productivity

Cadence Solution
Provide a hosted front-end design environment for creating an AMS/RF ASIC
Collaborate with Tagent to design and implement AMS blocks onto a full chip
Mitigate risk and optimize time to productivity with a proven, unified CAD environment
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For each of these varied customers, Cadence provided a complete hosted design environment.

Customer
VC-funded Silicon Valley fabless semiconductor startup building cost-effective wideband low-noise amplifiers and mixers for wireless market segment. Future funding was tied to successfully developing prototype silicon to demonstrate technology.

Challenges
Limited funding
12 month tape-out window for initial design
Lacked existing infrastructure and engineering environment
Design expertise dispersed across local and remote offices
Immediate productivity a must

Cadence Solution
A hosted, comprehensive custom IC engineering design environment
Secure, scalable and reliable compute infrastructure with ultra-low latency access across different geographical regions
Complete use-model, flows and Infrastructure
Contract aligned with budget and milestones

Business Impact
Optimal time-to-productivity
– Engineers able to design immediately with a production-ready custom IC environment
– Customer started engineering work from home prior to having an office
Risk mitigation through proven engineering environment and use models
– Provided a complete Custom IC environment from day one
– Customer contracted with their foundry partner, and Cadence performed the setup and configuration
Customer
Fabless semiconductor company specializing in the design, development, and sale of RFID tags.

Challenges
Aggressive design timeline
Requisite engineering talent was not in place at start of design
Limited existing infrastructure
CAD management gaps

Cadence Solution
A complete hosted custom IC engineering environment
Infrastructure and use models
Enabled an optimized analog/mixed-signal methodology that aligned with customers design needs
Augmentation the circuit design team

Business Impact
Optimal time-to-productivity
– Engineers gained immediate access to a production-ready custom IC environment
– Provided critical missing engineering skills
Risk mitigation through proven engineering environment and use models
– Provided a complete custom IC environment from day one
Customer contracted with their foundry partner, and Cadence performed the setup and configuration

Design Augmentation
Provided design engineering talent that was critical to meeting required business objectives
Customer
Industry leader in design, development, manufacture, and sale of precision test products for high performance advanced semiconductor products. This established company had aggressive plans to expand into adjacent business of offering complementary semiconductor products and needed to ramp up a new semiconductor design operation. The company offers a cost-effective capability to test advanced, high-performance semiconductor products.

Challenges
Ramping up new semiconductor design group
Lack technical infrastructure to support semiconductor development team
Head of new division needed to hire a new team and needed to provide an optimal working environment
Required configured EDA applications, flows, methodology, hardware, infrastructure and CAD support
Immediate productivity was needed to produce new products to meet revenue targets

Cadence Solution
Provided a complete hosted custom IC engineering environment
Provided infrastructure and use model

Business Impact
Optimal time-to-productivity
– Engineers gained immediate access to a production-ready custom IC environment
Risk mitigation
– Provided a complete custom IC environment from day one
– Customer contracted with their foundry partner, and Cadence performed the setup and configuration
– Dynamically scaled up the capabilities of the customer's engineering environment as their team grew
Customer
Established European company founded in 1997 with 73 employees, successfully producing GPS ICs, modules and services. Senior management was seeking cost reduction and increased productivity.

Challenges
Difficulty maintaining a stable and efficient design environment
Needed to reduce total cost of engineering

Cadence Solution
Provided a complete custom IC engineering environment
Augmented the clients implementation team by providing VCAD services

Business Impact
Reduced total cost of engineering spend
– Proved financial relevance and showed productivity increase
Improved productivity of team by providing a stable, maintained, and directly supported engineering environment
Customer
A government-funded non-profit incubator for China semiconductor startups with plans to significantly increase customer base required for increased (next-level) of government funding.

Challenges
Had no feasible method of attracting customers that are not able or willing to work within the incubator
Lacked deep expertise with developing use models and supporting customer design teams. (e.g., needed to support client base beyond just providing access to software and hardware)

Cadence Solution
Provided a customized IT infrastructure update to the customer, enabling the secure and remote access
Offered hosted solution for use by China semiconductor startups
Provided operational maintenance and support for the environment

Business Impact
Increased customer base
Differentiated incubator by allowing Cadence customer to provide stable and supported engineering environments
Provided incubator the capability of offering the company’s customers access to flexible easy to use environments
Customers can start engineering work from anywhere