EDA

November 18, 2014

Startup builds environment for custom EDA tools

Canadian startup Invionics has launched a development environment and packager intended to make it easier for users within chipmakers and design houses to build customized tools.
Article  |  Tags: , , , , , ,   |  Organizations: ,
November 12, 2014

TSMC begins risk production of 16FF+

TSMC says it has begun risk production on its FinFET Plus (16FF+) process, claiming that it has reached a greater level of maturity earlier in its development cycle than previous nodes developed at the foundry.
Article  |  Tags: , ,   |  Organizations:
November 4, 2014

From Darwin to Mao: how multi-patterning could move up the flow

Are we torn between evolution and revolution? Mentor Graphics' Joe Sawicki discusses how pattern matching already in fabs could move up and radically alter the design flow.
October 28, 2014

Cadence tool automates library creation of analog macros

Cadence Design Systems has launched an analog simulation tool designed to speed up the characterization of mixed-signal macros that can then be used to create the Liberty representations needed for full-chip signoff.
October 22, 2014

Cadence targets ISO 26262 with verification support

Cadence Design Systems has built a verification environment around its vManager software for ICs and systems that need to conform to the ISO 26262 safety standard.
October 20, 2014

IBM pays GlobalFoundries to take on chipmaking operation

GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
Article  |  Tags: , , , , , ,   |  Organizations: ,
October 4, 2014

Carbon introduces exchange for building and stressing virtual prototypes

Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
October 3, 2014

ARM tools take aim at finFET layout, timing issues

ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
Article  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,   |  Organizations:
October 2, 2014

ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management

A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
Article  |  Tags: , , , , ,   |  Organizations:
October 1, 2014

Liberty changes bring together nanometer OCV techniques

The Liberty library format has been extended to cope with the most common forms of on-chip variation analysis in use today on nanometer processes.
Article  |  Tags: , , , ,   |  Organizations: ,

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Mentor Graphics GLOBALFOUNDRIES Synopsys Samsung Semiconductor Cadence Design Systems
View All Sponsors