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eSilicon selects Synopsys custom IC design solution and tapes out 28 nm designs
Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 29, Issue 2
Synopsys, Inc. report that eSilicon Corp. has deployed Synopsys’ custom IC design solution to streamline its custom memory IP business. Synopsys’ comprehensive unified custom implementation solution, readily available interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) from leading foundries, and expert application support enabled eSilicon to rapidly deploy the solution and achieve multiple successful 28 nm tapeouts.
Custom memory IP developed by eSilicon uses complex, state-of-the-art memory architectures – including cache, content-addressable memory (CAM), SRAM, ROM and multi-port register file (MPRF) IP – that must be created using a custom design flow to meet increasing performance and density constraints.
eSilicon successfully adopted the complete Synopsys custom solution, including the Galaxy Custom Designer® schematic and layout editor, HSPICE® and CustomSim™ circuit simulators, IC Validator design rule checking and layout versus schematic (DRC/LVS) solution, StarRC™ extraction tool and PrimeYield foundry-qualified manufacturing compliance tool for final physical signoff.