Silicon Realization outlines a holistic, deterministic path to silicon that is far more effective than today’s point-tool based approaches. It comprises end-to-end design, verification, and implementation flows based on three requirements—a consistent representation of design intent, the appropriate use of higher levels of abstraction, and the convergence of late-stage design and manufacturing data into the early phases of the design process. This white paper explains the technology and business drivers behind Silicon Realization, describes its key requirements, and shows how its concepts can be applied to silicon design challenges such as mixed-signal design and verification.