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Agere tapes-out 90nm cellphone chip with Cadence tech

Posted: 04 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:tape-out? chipset? Agere? Cadence? X Architecture?

Agere Systems and Cadence Design Systems Inc. announced that Agere has completed design and implementation on a 90nm cellphone chipset using the Cadence X Architecture and taped it out. The chip is a member of Agere's Vision mobile baseband family of 2.5G and 3G solutions, and was taped-out to Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co.'s 90nm semiconductor process technology.

"Our company has confirmed that the Cadence X Architecture has realized a wirelength reduction of more than 9mapproximately 30 percentversus previously used "Manhattan" routing in the same technology," said Craig Garen, vice president of mobility product development with Agere. The ease with which the Cadence X Architecture integrated into our sign-off flow enabled us to meet our aggressive tape-out schedule."

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