As the global semiconductor challenge extends into 2022, businesses continue to feel supply chain disruptions as they wait for chips to be available. As foundry companies specialize in production exclusively, their manufacturing capacity has limitations, and currently, they are not able to meet the demand from global and fabless companies. Furthermore, integrated device manufacturers (IDM) are decreasing their manufacturing capacity due to their dependency on foundry companies. On the other hand, a number of fabless companies, such as Apple, Google and NVIDIA, are expected to grow due to the diversification of semiconductors. The shortage that started in 2019 and worsened due to the pandemic has heavily disrupted industries like mobile, electronic and automotive, forcing companies to spend more time and money to control their supply chains.
From a technology point of view, semiconductor processing technology continues to evolve to support a demand for a higher spec processor. With IBM recently launching the world's first 2nm chip, more companies are expected to follow soon. As the latest semiconductor chip can have over ten billion transistors, it is anticipated to have a large amount of electronic design automation (EDA) data, including design and masking data.
So how can companies create a digital infrastructure to unlock efficiency, ease disruptions and future-proof their functions?
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