GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung Support New Cadence Virtuoso Advanced Node for 20- and 14nm Processes

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung Support New Cadence Virtuoso Advanced Node for 20- 
and 14nm Processes 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  Cadence Design Systems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation,
announced today that two of its major foundry partners -- Samsung
Foundry and GLOBALFOUNDRIES -- are supporting new Cadence(R)
custom/analog technology targeting designs at the advanced nodes of
20 and 14 nanometers. The two foundries are providing SKILL-based
process design kits (PDKs) for the newly introduced Cadence
Virtuoso(R) Advanced Node. 
"Moving to 20 and 14 nanometers 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 coloring is an essential element for the ecosystem
to develop the foundation IP necessary to bring these new
technologies to designers." 
"Manufacturing designs at Samsung's 14-nanometer 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. "With the
Samsung-developed new SKILL-based PDK for our 14-nanometer process
node, our customers can now improve design start-up time, boost
designer productivity, and improve design quality."  
Virtuoso Advanced Node addresses the toughest challenges facing
engineers, including layout-dependent effects (LDEs), double
patterning, color-aware layout and new routing layers. The new
technology integrates seamlessly with the Cadence Integrated Physical
Verification System (IPVS) -- technology for DRC and DPT checking --
to conduct on-the-fly checks that reduce layout iterations. 
"Virtuoso Advanced Node provides many new functionalities to enable
our customers' designs at the most advanced nodes of 20 and 14
nanometers," said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president, research
and development, Silicon Realization Group at Cadence. "And with
their SKILL-based PDKs for these new process nodes, our foundry
partners continue to provide the enablement necessary to ensure these
complex designs will be successfully and profitably manufactured." 
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Dean Solov
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
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