HiSilicon claims close collaboration with foundry and EDA tools partners helped speed up plans to tape out the first 16nm finFET-based design through TSMC.
Mentor Graphics has launched Calibre xACT, a tool that uses deterministic algorithms to extract parasitics from complex finFET and other nanometer processes.
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.
Cadence has launched a parasitic-extraction tool that takes better advantage of multiple computers and which has been certified for TSMC's 16nm finFET process.
Cadence Design Systems uses parallelism in its Voltus tool to provide faster IR drop analysis and bridge static timing and IC-level power-integrity analysis.
The effort needed in timing signoff could lead to a shift in design towards asynchronous techniques unless advanced OCV technologies improve.
Cadence Design Systems has launched a timing-signoff tool that uses parallel processing and place-and-route algorithms to try to speed up time to tapeout.
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