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Agere to adopt Silicon Metrics analysis tools

Posted: 19 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analysis tools? asic design? agr90? siliconsmart? ip?

Silicon Metrics has agreed to deploy its characterization, modeling, and analysis tools throughout Agere Systems' ASIC design process flow. Under the agreement, Silicon's SiliconSmart product line will be implemented as part of Agere's 90nm AGR90 ASIC Platform.

Agere initially purchased SiliconSmart CR in September of 2000, since then, it has been used to generate thousands of ASIC cells used in high profile products. According to Agere, it is utilizing the SiliconSmart technology to account for the issues frequently encountered at finer process technologies, such as excessive curvature of response surfaces, high leakage power, and the nonlinear scaling of cell performance with voltage and temperature variations.

"To accelerate our ASIC customers' time to market and needs in the 130nm and unfolding 90nm ASIC market, Agere is coupling its comprehensive portfolio of communications IP with key ASIC design flow tools such as the SiliconSmart product line," said Donald Friedberg, director of Design Methodologies at Agere. "Agere is renewing and broadening its relationship with Silicon Metrics given the already strong relationship we have with the company and the benefits Agere and its ASIC customers gain from its technologies."

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