There’s perhaps no field more demanding than modern semiconductor design. In both research and commercial settings, customers expect new electronic devices to be faster, cheaper, smaller, and more energy-efficient with each generation. Semiconductor producers rely on electronic design automation (EDA) tools to realize these improvements.
Few understand these challenges better than CEA Tech, the Grenoble-based technology research unit for the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). CEA Tech is a global leader in multiple disciplines, including miniaturization, energy efficiency, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), photonics, and more. It is a catalyst and innovation accelerator that brings advanced technologies to industry in France to improve product performance and competitiveness. CEA Tech was recently the subject of an Altair customer story; in it, the organization demonstrated simulation throughput gains ranging from 3.9 to 4.5x using Altair’s advanced workload management solutions.