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SMIC adopts Synopsys design platform for silicon processes

Posted: 25 Mar 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smic? synopsys? galaxy design platform? reference design flow? submicron processes?

Semiconductor Mfg Int. Corp. (SMIC) has selected Synopsys Inc.'s Galaxy Design Platform as the reference flow for its deep submicron processes. SMIC and Synopsys have worked together to ensure that the reference design flow based on the Galaxy Design Platform works seamlessly with the libraries and design rules required by SMIC's advanced silicon processes.

The Synopsys Galaxy Design Platform, which comprises of Synopsys' Design Compiler, Floorplan Compiler, Physical Compiler, Astro, PrimeTime, StarRCXT, and Hercules, is designed to reduce design times, decrease integration costs, and help minimize the risks inherent in advanced, complex IC design. This collaboration is expected to enable the companies develop a reference design flow that gives mutual customers a flexible, lower-risk environment, ensuring faster time-to-volume.

"SMIC's strength in developing advanced silicon technologies in China, coupled with Synopsys' expertise in design automation software tools, provide strong benefits to our mutual customers," said James Sung, VP of sales and marketing at SMIC. "We are impressed with the integration, performance and capacity of Synopsys' Galaxy Design Platform and anticipate that this proven reference design flow will enable our customers to shorten their design cycles and help ensure first-pass silicon success."

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