Silicon Cloud International Formed


Provides Secure Cloud-Based End to End Semiconductor Design Workflows

Singapore (PRWEB) January 25, 2014

Silicon Cloud International (SCI), a provider of secure and private cloud-based computing infrastructure, announced its plans today for delivering the next generation of semiconductor design workflows and platforms for universities and research institutions.

SCI provides an end to end semiconductor design infrastructure that is maintenance-free and provisioned with the latest semiconductor process technologies, production grade workflows, semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP), and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. SCI’s common and consistent infrastructure enables global semiconductor development and research collaboration, improves time to market, and provides secure access to leading edge EDA tools, process libraries and IP cores. SCI is working with several countries around the world to establish a national semiconductor design and computing infrastructure. “Security has long been a major obstacle for the deployment and adoption of IC design in the cloud,” said Mojy Chian, CEO and co-founder of Silicon Cloud International. “Using defense-grade security, SCI creates a trusted environment that enables universities and research institutions to access leading edge manufacturing technologies (PDK), state of the art design tools and the latest cloud computing technologies.”

According to Ulf Schneider, President of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), “SCI represents the first major disruptive technology application of cloud computing for the semiconductor industry.”

SCI is partnering with semiconductor ecosystem providers including EDA, foundry and IP companies as well as leading universities to deploy its cloud-based workflows and infrastructure. These partnerships will be announced shortly.

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About Silicon Cloud International Pte. Ltd.
Incorporated in Singapore, Silicon Cloud International (SCI) establishes secure and multi-tenant cloud computing centers for universities and research institutions around the world. As an initial application, SCI’s cloud is providing a turn-key Integrated Circuits (IC) design infrastructure. The design infrastructure is all encompassing and includes PDK (Process Design Kit), EDA software tools, design IP, integrated design flows, virtualized and scalable computing resources, and IC design training packages. SCI’s private cloud and thin client architecture establishes a novel security model through which university academics and researchers can safely and confidently collaborate with each other and their industry partners on leading edge semiconductor design.