FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd Success Story
Success Story:HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd “FlexNet Manager for EngineeringCustomer Profile: HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading chipset solutionprovider for telecom network, wireless terminal, and digital media. Founded in 1991 Applications gives us a proactive,as the ASIC Design Center of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., HiSilicon became anindependent, wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei in 2004. The company provides systematic, and comprehensive solutionend-to-end chipsets and solutions to more than 200 global operators in more than100 countries. It has created more than 120 chip designs and has shipped 150 for managing our EDA software licenses.million chips. We are achieving a higher level ofChallenge: HiSilicon designers rely on sophisticated electronic design automation management compared with the manual,(EDA) tools from Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and other EDA vendors toaccelerate chipset design. The servers that manage licenses for these tools reside atHuawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Because design teams span the globe — reactive approach we used in the past,with people in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (USA), and Sweden — ensuring licenseavailability is a critical concern. If an issue on the license server prevents a designer which involved waiting for issues tofrom checking out a license, the impact can be huge: In addition to losing an entireday of work, a delay in getting access to an EDA tool could also cause the designer arise and then trying to resolve them.to miss a critical deadline. The company needed to improve license server availabilityand gain better visibility into EDA software license usage. Now, with FlexNet Manager, licenseSolution: To provide streamlined management of its various license servers, availability is improved, as is designHiSilicon installed FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications. This advancedconcurrent license management solution provides a single console view that enables team productivity.”organizations to be proactive in resolving license availability issues, managing licenseserver administration, and optimizing software license utilization to reduce costs. Wu XiaoBenefits: Initially, the primary benefit will be faster response to license server CAD Engineer,issues, less down time and fewer denials of service, which will enhance productivity HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. and allow designers to meet tight deadlines. Ultimately, because the staff will havedetailed usage analysis, including peak usage and denials of service for its expensivetechnical applications, the company will be able to reduce licensing costs and moreaccurately forecast future licensing needs.