SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

Today, successful semiconductor companies must become more agile, scale faster, rethink value, and support more and more… and more derivatives, while still prioritizing innovation and disruption.

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    2030

    practical and economic limit of Moore’s Law 

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    $55 bn

    2019 global R&D Spend by Semiconductor Companies 

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    45.2 %

    6-yr CAGR (2019 to 2025) for AI chip market 

THE CHALLENGE

Thriving in an industry undergoing constant change and competition means semiconductor companies aren’t just engineering chips any more.  Meeting shrinking market windows requires fast, effortless scalability. Taming volatile roadmaps caused by exponential demand for derivatives takes agility. And staying relevant despite changing end markets means offering customers more value and innovating new chip architectures for next-gen applications such as AI, ADAS, 5G, AR/VR, data/analytics, etc. Success today takes more than best-in-class PPA or first-time-right tape-outs; it requires a balance between speed, agility, innovation and value, without losing sight of ROI.

Capgemini Engineering is the global leader in silicon design ER&D services, leveraging over 16 years of industry expertise to help semiconductor companies bring ICs to market. Our end-to-end services for silicon and platform engineering, helps them achieve the highest ROI on R&D spend while:

  • Maximizing productivity
  • Becoming more agile to mitigate roadmap volatility
  • Scaling quickly to even out the peaks and valleys of unexpected demand
  • Staying focused on meaningful innovation to preserve market leadership and relevance
  • Preserving time-to-market amidst constant distraction
  • Industrializing to transform the efficiency of high-volume silicon design operations

OFFERINGS

  • CHIP DESIGN/VLSI

    Capgemini Engineering accelerates end-to-end design, implementation and testing for ASICs, SoCs and FPGAs: from spec to silicon.

    • RTL to GDSII turnkey delivery
    • Digital, analog, mixed signal
    • FPGA design, verification, prototype
    • Expertise from 90+nm to 5nm FinFET nodes
    • Intel, TSMC, Samsung and other leading foundries
    • Specialized services (DFT/DFX, PPA optimization)
    • Domain expertise: wireless, connectivity, networking, automotive, Arm, multimedia, storage, I/O, memories, and more
    • State-of-the-art EDA tools & methodology experience
  • PLATFORM HARDWARE

    Capgemini Engineering leverages 20+ years of system design & implementation experience to provide design, build, test and manufacturing support for boards, system hardware and hardware platforms including:

    • Boards, DfM, RF/antenna, power supplies and PDUs
    • Hardware bring-up including power-on, test engineering & software, ICT, prototyping, post-silicon validation, virtual platform, and more
    • Mechanical, thermal and electrical design, analysis & simulation
    • System validation, compliance test & certification
    • Reference, evaluation, demo and virtual platforms of any complexity or form factor
    • Manufacturing/production support
  • PLATFORM SOFTWARE

    Capgemini Engineering offers complete development, integration and testing of platform software to ready ICs and boards for embedded development.

    • OS platform services & abstraction layers
    • Firmware development, validation and optimization
    • Device driver development and porting
    • Board support packages (BSP), tool chain and SDKs
    • Test, modeling and simulation
    • Hardware support for BIOS, board bring-up, boot support, power & battery management/optimization, system performance optimizations, board diagnostics and more
  • EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

    Capgemini Engineering helps semiconductor companies bring unique value to customers with services to tailor embedded platforms for their customers’ target markets.

    • Proof of concepts & product design
    • Middleware & APIs
    • UI/UX & HMI
    • Networking, wired & wireless connectivity, communications, IoT and industrial stacks/protocols
    • Embedded applications for mobile, enterprise, industrial, IoT & many other end verticals
    • Testing, interoperability, deployment, compliance & certification, security
    • User experience engineering
    • Ecosystem integration including cloud/edge, data management, analytics, etc.
    • Portfolio of software frameworks to expedite embedded development and test
  • IC GO-TO-MARKET ENABLEMENT

  • Development services to shape chip solutions/platforms tailored for end-markets including boards, reference designs, POCs, demos, firmware, software building blocks, application software and more

  • VALUE ENGINEERING

  • Comprehensive post-development services to deploy, maintain and support any IC generation and extend the life and value of mature IC products

  • DERIVATIVE AND LEGACY CHIPS

  • End-to-end design, maintenance & support for derivatives and legacy ICs

  • TEST AND VALIDATION

  • Comprehensive testing services to accelerate delivery of high-quality semiconductor products and services including silicon, boards, platforms, software, end products and more

  • PROCESS OR FLOW MIGRATION

  • End-to-end design, implementation and testing services to migrate existing silicon or IP to new process nodes or across industry-leading foundry design flows

  • COST DOWN, PPA OPTIMIZATION

  • Services to design/redesign and optimize unit or manufacturing cost, or design to specific performance, power or area (PPA) specifications

CASE STUDIES

Our key semiconductor assets

  • WORLD LEADER IN ER&D VLSI DESIGN SERVICES

    Ranked #1 for the last five years

  • END-TO-END

    Services for chip, platforms and embedded software ‘under one roof’

  • ALTRAN_ENGINEERING

    CUTTING EDGE PROCESS EXPERTISE

    In SoC geometries down to 5 nm

  • CROSS-INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

    Brings a deep understanding of the needs of customer end markets

  • FAST, SCALABLE, GLOBAL

    Worldwide network of delivery resources and world-class engineering centers

  • GLOBAL WORKFORCE

    Over 4800 engineers deployed in semiconductor and electronics projects worldwide