By utilizing NanGate's automated layout development and layout migration tools in combination with the company's kick-start IP, SMIC was able to complete design and layout works of 6 (six) standard cell libraries in less than 6 (six) months. The libraries were created in 7T, 9T and 12T templates with reduced Metal-2 utilization – for increased routability – in both 28nm Poly SiON and 28nm High-K Metal Gate processes.
"Library Creator in combination with NanGate's kick-start IP portfolio helped SMIC develop their 28nm standard cell libraries very efficiently", said Jens Michelsen, COO at NanGate. "Three different libraries were developed for each of their 28nm process variants in less than six months while the process specification was constantly updated. We are pleased that SMIC could rely on our methodology built around Library Creator to quickly accommodate design rule changes and boost their IP team's productivity."
"As a leading foundry SMIC needs to develop competitive foundation IP" said Alexandre Toniolo, VP of Business Development at NanGate. "SMIC customers require high quality standard cell libraries, such as the ultra-high density 7 track library with low Metal-2 utilization architecture, which we developed by combining our kick-start IP portfolio and our layout automation tools."
NanGate Library Creator™ is an integrated, easy-to-use solution for digital standard cell library creation, migration, verification and optimization. It enables designers of digital CMOS ICs to custom-tailor digital cell libraries and to explore the impact of alternate device models, design rules and cell architectures.
NanGate Kick-Start IP portfolio is a repository of well-known structures to accelerate the creation of complex cells.
NanGate – a leading provider of optimized standard cell library Intellectual Property (IP) and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software – offers tools and services for creation, verification and optimization of standard cell library physical IP. NanGate is also the leading provider of customized standard cell library IP for applications such as low voltage low power and ultra-high performance.
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