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Cadence signoff and packaging solutions optimized for TSMC InFO_MS packaging technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., 02 Oct 2018

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that its digital tools and advanced IC packaging solutions support the new TSMC InFO_MS (InFO with Memory on Substrate) packaging technology. Support for this TSMC packaging technology enables mutual customers to create new, complex chips using 3D stacking techniques to bring innovative new products to market much faster than ever before.

For more information on the Cadence® solutions that support the TSMC InFO_MS advanced packaging technology, visit

Cadence has made improvements to its existing InFO flow to support the new InFO_MS packaging technology, providing a flexible suite of advanced packaging solutions to customers designing chips of various sizes and levels of complexity with memory integrated on InFO. The Cadence signoff and packaging solutions incorporate several capabilities to advance the adoption of TSMC’s InFO_MS packaging technology.

The Cadence tools in the flow include the Quantus Extraction Solution, Voltus-Sigrity Package Analysis solution, Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, Physical Verification System (PVS), OrbitIO interconnect designer, Cadence System-in-Package (SiP) Layout enhancements and Sigrity PowerSI® technology, Sigrity PowerSI 3D-EM Extraction Option, Sigrity PowerDC technology, Sigrity XtractIM technology and Sigrity SystemSI technology.

“Cadence has continued to partner with TSMC to deliver new capabilities in support of its advanced packaging technologies that allow customers to deliver innovative designs more efficiently,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager, Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. “The new InFO_MS solution can empower our mutual customers to utilize the latest packaging techniques when creating complex designs, and we are committed to enabling them to achieve their design objectives using our tools, flows and methodologies.”

“The collaboration with Cadence on the InFO_MS design flow enriches our established InFO, WoW and CoWoS chip integration solutions, giving customers more flexibility to incorporate multiple die integration using 3D stacking techniques,” said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. “Our ongoing collaboration with Cadence is enabling customers to use our packaging technologies effectively so they can reduce design schedules and achieve aggressive design goals.”

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence® software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at

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