Samsung and Globalfoundries use Cadence tools for FinFETs

Cadence has announced that Samsung Foundry and Globalfoundries are supporting its design tools for 20 and 14nm process node.

The two foundries are providing SKILL-based process design kits (PDKs) for Cadence’s Virtuoso Advanced Node.

The toolset addresses design issues such as layout-dependent effects (LDEs), double patterning, color-aware layout and new routing layers.

“Manufacturing designs at Samsung’s 14nm process requires advanced technology and methodologies that can tackle new requirements like double patterning and FinFETs,” said Dr. Kyu-Myung Choi, senior vice president of System LSI infrastructure design center, Device Solutions at Samsung Electronics.

“Moving to 20 and 14nm presents numerous new manufacturing challenges, so we have been working closely with Cadence to help our mutual customers over the hurdles,” said Andy Brotman, vice president, Design Infrastructure at Globalfoundries.

“Providing PDKs that meet customer demand for features like native SKILL PCells and real-time dynamic colouring is an essential element for the ecosystem to develop the foundation IP necessary to bring these new technologies to designers,” said Brotman.


Tags: Cadence, finfets, Samsung

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