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Parasitic extraction tools enabled for gate-all-around technology

4th April 2019
Alex Lynn

It has been announced by Cadence Design Systems that the Cadence Innovus Implementation System and Quantus Extraction Solution are now enabled for the Samsung Foundry Gate-All-Around (GAA) technology. The Cadence tools have been confirmed to meet Samsung Foundry’s technology requirements, which lets customers who produce high-end products for the mobile, networking, server and automotive markets leverage GAA technology.

Additionally, the long-term collaboration between Cadence and Samsung resulted in a successful test vehicle tapeout using this extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.

Cadence provided Samsung Foundry with advanced design methodologies for the Innovus Implementation System and Quantus Extraction Solution to ensure signoff verification was completed for the test vehicle tapeout.

The Innovus Implementation System delivered optimised performance with Samsung’s advanced design rules, while the Quantus Extraction Solution demonstrated strong correlation with implementation, resulting in the on-time tapeout of the industry-standard CPU block.

“Through our ongoing collaboration with Cadence, the Innovus Implementation System and Quantus Extraction Solution enablement was confirmed, which resulted in the successful test vehicle tapeout for GAA process development,” said Jung Yun Choi, Vice President of the Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics. “Customers creating state-of-the-art designs for emerging high-end markets can look to Cadence and Samsung to deliver advanced GAA technology to support these innovations.”

KT Moore, Vice President, Product Management in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence, added: “By collaborating with Samsung Foundry, we’re continuing to drive advanced-node design innovation in evolving areas like mobile, networking, server and automotive applications. The Innovus Implementation System and the Quantus Extraction Solution are enabled for the Samsung Foundry GAA technology to optimise power, performance and area to meet competitive market demands.”

The Innovus Implementation System and Quantus Extraction Solution are part of the broader Cadence digital and signoff portfolio. The integrated Cadence full-flow digital and signoff tools provide a fast path to design closure and better predictability and support the company’s overall System Design Enablement strategy, which enables systems and semiconductor companies to create complete, differentiated end products more efficiently.

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