Pre-built Flows

Pre-Built Flow Template: Overview

BCI has understood what an effective workflow, methodologies, and tool configuration should be based on years of experience taping out multiple chips at scale. Leveraging that experience, BCI has created pre-built CAD flows with all the necessary features to help companies use it as a starting point for automating a specific design process. BCI deploys pre-built CAD flows to customers as a turnkey solution. Pre-built flows, if required, can be customized to meet a customer’s particular needs. This concept of pre-built CAD flows accelerates semiconductor design development by orders of magnitude.

Pre-Built Flow Template: Benefits

Pre-built CAD flows can be a cost-effective option for semiconductor companies by reducing the time and effort of developing a flow from scratch with all the features required to scale

Time to Market

Pre-built flow template can avoid the time and effort required to design and build a workflow from scratch. Especially beneficial for customers who are new to automation or need more expertise or resources to develop their workflow. BCI Pre-built CAD flows are created with sign-off quality checks to catch errors early in the design process, saving companies the cost of fixing errors later in the development cycle.

Reduced Costs

Pre-built CAD flows are qualified with EDA tools. Customers can adopt these flows with minimum to no customization. BCI will provide maintenance with updates to keep up with new methodologies and tool versions. It can reduce the cost of training new employees in complex design flows and methodologies.

Improved Efficiency

Pre-built CAD flows can significantly improve efficiency for semiconductor companies by providing a set of standardized, proven methodologies that streamline the design process and optimize resource sharing, including tool licenses and hardware resources. Our solutions facilitate collaboration between multiple teams by establishing a clear and consistent design, review, and sign-off process.

Customizing Pre-Built Flow Templates


Modifying the input parameters

Customers may need to customize the input parameters of the workflow to match their specific design requirements. This could involve changing the type of data input into the workflow or the data format.


Modifying tasks in the flow

Customers may want to add or remove certain steps in the workflow to better suit their needs. For example, they may need to add a step to validate the workflow’s output or remove a step that is irrelevant to their design process.


Integrating with tools and systems

Customers may want to integrate the workflow with other tools or systems they use in their design process. This could involve adding connectors or integrations to the workflow to allow it to communicate with other tools or systems.

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