Bengaluru, India, March 25, 2024:

With India’s semiconductor industry experiencing rapid growth, leader of CAE simulation, CADFEM India, highlights the critical role of advanced simulation tools in driving innovation and competitiveness across industries in India. Ansys Multiphysics Simulation tools, including Lumerical, empower semiconductor firms across India to achieve faster product development, improved performance, and enhanced market positioning. ANSYS GPT, CADFEM AI Solutions, and the Optics Suite are revolutionary advancements in product development for Indian semiconductor firms.

In this regard, the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CENSE) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in collaboration with CADFEM and ANSYS, recently concluded a four-day hands-on workshop focused on the ANSYS Lumerical EDA Platform. The workshop showcased the platform’s capabilities in silicon photonics design and served as a premier platform for industry experts, researchers, startups, students, and enthusiasts in the field.

According to Madhukar Chaitri, CEO, CADFEM, India, “Ansys Multiphysics Simulation Tools represent a paradigm shift in how semiconductor companies approach product development. By harnessing the power of simulation, Indian semiconductor firms can accelerate time-to-market, minimize costs, and optimize performance, ultimately fueling industry growth and competitiveness, thereby positioning India as a global leader in semiconductor innovation.”

CADFEM explores the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into simulation software and services. It holds immense potential to elevate efficiency, precision, and decision-making capabilities within the simulation process. AI algorithms have the capacity to streamline setup, optimize designs, and uncover valuable insights, revolutionizing the way engineers approach simulation.

Technologies for Semiconductors

ANSYS GPT, CADFEM AI Solutions, and the Optics Suite offer a paradigm shift in product development. ANSYS GPT allows seamless communication in native languages and provides instant answers along with relevant source material links, paving a new era in user interaction,. This breakthrough feature enhances accessibility and efficiency for users worldwide. Ansys SIM AI, or SimAI is a significant leap forward in design evaluation. This cloud-based generative AI platform tailored for a diverse user base, from engineers to business professionals, harnesses simulation data to quickly assess new designs within minutes, accelerating the innovation cycle.

Ansys Multiphysics Simulation tools such as Lumerical has unparalleled capabilities in photonics, optoelectronics, and integrated circuit design. These tools offer a competitive edge by enabling comprehensive analysis across electromagnetic, thermal, and structural domains, providing invaluable insights into device behavior and performance prediction.

Highlighting the role of technology in the future of India’s semicondustor growth, Professor Shankar Kumar Selvaraja, Chair, IISc, Bengaluru, said, “Ansys through CADFEM India is driving unparalleled advancements in engineering and is poised to revolutionize the Indian semiconductor industry. Silicon photonic circuits are energy efficient, can transfer data faster over longer distances than traditional electronics, and have properties that can be used in new electronics applications. Such workshops shape the future of technology in India.”

IISc Workshop Highlights

The IISc workshop provided practical insights and hands-on experience in ANSYS Lumerical EDA Platform, emphasizing the design cycle from ideation to chip characterization. Participants gained knowledge on fabrication and characterization constraints, CMOS process flow, and specific requirements in realizing silicon photonic circuits. Led by Professor Shankar Kumar Selvaraja ,Chair, IISc, the workshop showcased the commitment of IISc to excellence in education and research. Mr. Susruta Narayana Chaudhury ,Photonics – Application Engineer at CADFEM India, and Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, Technical Leader Academic at ANSYS, guided participants through the practical aspects of the workshop, showcasing the power and potential of these innovative solutions. The workshop highlights the commitment of industry leaders and the academia towards skill development and knowledge exchange in cutting-edge technologies.

Semiconductor Industry

Indian semiconductor industry is witnessing rapid growth and advanced simulation tools are more significant than ever today. With market forecasts projecting a compound annual growth rate of 17.10% exceeding $80 billion by 2028, the demand for such solutions is poised for exponential growth. Ansys, including tools like Ansys GPT and Ansys SIM AI, stands ready to meet this demand, facilitating industry-wide innovation and competitiveness. As India solidifies its position as a global semiconductor hub, the adoption of advanced simulation tools becomes imperative for sustained success. CADFEM, as an Ansys Elite Partner, specializes in providing engineering simulation solutions and services globally and is committed to partnering with semiconductor companies and empowering them to unlock new possibilities and realize their full potential in this competitive landscape.

About CADFEM India

CADFEM India, a part of the CADFEM Group, serves as a leading Channel Partner of Ansys, the global simulation technology leader. As an Ansys Elite Partner, CADFEM India offers comprehensive simulation-based engineering solutions worldwide. Specializing in engineering simulation services, CADFEM India is a top provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software and services globally. With a focus on digital engineering solutions, CADFEM India enables companies to leverage simulation, automation, and process optimization for innovative product development. Committed to pushing engineering boundaries, CADFEM India empowers clients to utilize the full potential of simulation to drive innovation and achieve breakthrough results. For more information, visit