Silicon Cloud International, a provider of secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, has established a second cloud center in Singapore to provide state-of-the-art design enablement infrastructure and framework for Internet of Things (IoT) node designs.
The cloud hardware is hosted in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and will support IoT research and design worldwide.
Silicon Cloud has received funding from spring Singapore’s Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme and equipment from Cisco.
IoT devices have a very large spectrum of use with significant local (country-specific) applications. The design of IoT nodes requires extensive use of analog, mixed signal, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and multi-physics tools. Silicon Cloud is planning to offer an end-to-end, seamless design platform for IoT node designs.
In September 2014, Silicon Cloud launched a pilot program for cloud based semiconductor design with 11 universities in Singapore, the UAE, and Malaysia. A pilot release of the IoT design enablement platform is scheduled for April 2015.
The semiconductor platform simplicity, lower development cost, and wide range of applications foster an unprecedented era of semiconductor design opportunities for small to medium size companies and developing countries.
“High performance virtual machines and data security are essential components for cloud based IoT node design infrastructure and framework. Silicon Cloud is at the forefront of providing these capabilities and technologies”, said Mojy Chian, CEO and co-founder of Silicon Cloud International.
David West, CTO, Systems Engineering & Architectures in Asia Pacific and Japan at Cisco, said that with the Internet of Everything (IoE), spiralling demands for on-demand video, cloud services, LTE mobility, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, as well as rising customer expectations for ubiquitous high-quality service connectivity, are putting tremendous pressure on network infrastructure and operations.
“Often, the general-purpose processors in routers cannot achieve the necessary IoE performance, in which systems and subsystems must inter-connect and communicate billions of events, connections, and operations per second,” he said.
Ulf Schneider, the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA), said Silicon Cloud’s initiative is a significant component would bring together the joint forces of MNCs, start-up enterprises and local universities.