UMC Qualifies Magma's 3D Field Solver QuickCap NX as Reference Parasitic Extraction Tool

15th June 2010
News Release from: Magma Design Automation
Written by : ES Admin
Magma Design Automation announced that United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (UMC) has qualified QuickCap NX as a reference parasitic extraction tool for 40- and 65-nanometer (nm) process technology.
QuickCap NX is a proven 3D extractor that precisely models advanced process effects required by today’s nanometer extraction requirements, such as optical proximity correction (OPC), chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP), intermetal dielectric (IMD) variation, damage model and width-dependent temperature coefficients.

The UMC qualification process involved complex test structures, such as ring oscillators, as well as critical nets on real designs. In each case, QuickCap NX delivered fast runtimes without compromising accuracy.

UMC strives to provide its customers with leading-edge design and manufacturing solutions that help ensure silicon success,” said Stephen Fu, division director of IP development and design support at UMC. “QuickCap NX meets customers’ needs in parasitic extraction, and we are happy to add this tool to our design resource portfolio.”

“UMC offers some of the most advanced 40-nm volume production technologies in the world,” said Premal Buch, general manager of Magma's Design Implementation Business Unit. “Qualifying Magma’s 3D field solver reinforces QuickCap NX as the gold standard in parasitic extraction.”

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