Synopsys, Inc. has announced a breakthrough generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) capability for accelerating chip design, Synopsys.ai Copilot. Particularly, the new capability is the result of a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to integrate Azure OpenAI Service that brings the power of GenAI into one of the most complex engineering challenges. That is, the design process for semiconductors.
Synopsys is the leader in semiconductor electronic design automation (EDA) and pioneered Synopsys.ai™, the industry’s first AI-driven EDA suite. Furthermore, the Azure OpenAI Service gives customers access to OpenAI’s large language models (LLMs) with the enterprise-ready capabilities of Microsoft Azure.
Together, the companies collaborated to support Synopsys’ development of Synopsys.ai Copilot, bringing together Azure OpenAI Service generative AI capabilities with Synopsys’ industry-leading chip design tools and IP. Thus, helping engineering teams accelerate time to market and address systemic complexity through the power of conversational intelligence.
“The semiconductor industry is racing to develop faster, more efficient, and optimized computing, which is also driving complexity. At the same time, we’re facing a projected 15% to 30% workforce gap for chip design engineers by 2030,” said Shankar Krishnamoorthy, general manager of the Synopsys EDA Group.
In addition, Krishnamoorthy said, “AI-driven design can help address these challenges. Synopsys pioneered AI-driven design with our Synopsys.ai EDA suite. Now, working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’re taking AI-driven design to the next level with generative capability such as conversational intelligence delivered in this first Synopsys.ai Copilot.”
Today’s announcement builds on a vision of innovation between the two companies. In 2022, Synopsys introduced the industry’s first SaaS EDA solution powered by Microsoft Azure.
“Our history with Synopsys is built on a shared vision for accelerating semiconductor innovation through Cloud and AI,” said Corey Sanders, corporate vice president, Microsoft. “Microsoft’s engineering teams worked closely with Synopsys to bring the transformational power of Generative AI to EDA. (This) will empower semiconductor design engineers using the Synopsys.ai Copilot with the best AI infrastructure, models, and toolchain built on Microsoft Azure.”
This collaboration is designed to deliver:
The combination of AI-powered design capabilities available at scale on high-performance infrastructure can deliver a step-function improvement in helping engineering teams innovate faster and more efficiently. Synopsys.ai Copilot is available now for early-access customers. For more information: www.synopsys.ai.