Renesas Achieves 3X Reduction in Chip-Finishing Turnaround Time Using Cadence
QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today
announced that Renesas Electronics Corporation utilized the Cadence® QuickView
Signoff Data Analysis Environment to achieve a 3X improvement in
chip-finishing turnaround time over its previous solution. As a result of this
productivity gain, Renesas has standardized on the Cadence® QuickView Signoff
Data Analysis Environment to maximize tapeout productivity for all technology
The QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment is a high-performance,
high-capacity data-analysis tool that enables viewing and superimposing of
design data in any of its intermediate conditions throughout the
chip-finishing process. The QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment is
also compatible with third-party IC implementation flows and can read file
formats used by third-party verification tools. The solution's comprehensive
database operations—intelligent overlay, graphical XOR capabilities,
synchronized multi-windows, net tracing, LEF/DEF support, merging/converting
data, and cross-section views—make graphical comparisons of data easy by
providing an additional element of decision support to tapeout engineers.
"After full-chip verification, opening the database for chip finishing can
take hours, and because there are several iterations at this stage, any
productivity loss has a large impact on time-sensitive project schedules and
deadlines," said Tatsuji Kagatani, department manager, Design Automation
Department System Integration Business Division, Renesas Electronics
Corporation. "We selected the QuickView Signoff Data Analysis Environment
after a stringent evaluation, wherein Cadence delivered the best performance
and capabilities. This enabled our design teams to improve their productivity
and reduce iterations at tapeout."
For more information on the QuickView Signoff Data-Analysis Environment, visit
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