Globalfoundries and Samsung support new Cadence Virtuoso Advanced Node for 20- and 14-nm processes

February 06, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Two of Cadence Design Systems, Inc’s major foundry partners - Samsung Foundry and Globalfoundries – will be supporting new Cadence custom/analog technology to target designs at the advanced nodes of 20 and 14 nm.

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

Globalfoundries has certified essential Cadence technologies for custom/analog, digital and mixed-signal design, implementation, and verification for its 20-nanometer LPM technology. The certification covers the Virtuoso and Encounter platforms, including the industry-standard SKILL process design kit (PDK).

“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.”

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