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Synopsys IC Validator Certified by GLOBALFOUNDRIES for Signoff Physical Verification

14LPP Certification Enables High-Performance Physical Signoff for Mutual Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 

Highlights:

  • Multi-year collaboration delivers signoff accuracy and highest performance for leading GLOBALFOUNDRIES process technology
  • Certified runsets enable designers to take advantage of IC Validator’s speed and scalability for physical signoff

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) has certified the Synopsys IC Validator tool for physical signoff on the GF 14LPP process technology. With this signoff certification, designers can take advantage of IC Validator’s speed and scalability, while ensuring a high level of manufacturability compliance and maximum yield. The certified runsets, including DRC, LVS, and metal fill technology files, are available today from GF.

“Signoff certification of IC Validator is an essential step in supporting our mutual customers for physical signoff,” said Jai Durgam, vice president, Customer Design Enablement at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Synopsys worked closely with us on an extensive tool certification and runset qualification for IC Validator on our 14LPP process technology. Our foundry customers can now use IC Validator’s fast analysis to maximize the high-performance and power efficiency benefits of our 14LPP process technology. In addition, we are actively working to expand IC Validator signoff verification for all of our advanced processes.”

IC Validator, a key component of the Synopsys Design Platform, is a comprehensive and highly scalable physical verification tool suite including DRC, LVS, programmable electrical rule checks (PERC), dummy metal fill, and DFM enhancement capabilities. IC Validator is architected for high performance and scalability that maximizes utilization of mainstream hardware, using smart memory-aware load scheduling and balancing technologies. It uses both multi-threading and distributed processing over multiple machines to provide scalability benefits that extend to more than a thousand CPUs.

“Manufacturing complexity at advanced nodes challenges designers to deliver within schedule,” said Christen Decoin, senior director of business development, Design Group at Synopsys. “Our close collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES ensures designers have timely access to performance-optimized runsets. The runsets, in concert with IC Validator’s massively parallel architecture’s scalability, provide designers a fast and accurate path to physical signoff closure.”

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

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