Collaboration driven by mutual support of interoperable PDKs
SpringSoft, a supplier of IC design software, has announced its support for 40nm interoperable process design kit (iPDK) introduced by TSMC.
This builds on SpringSoft’s support of the industry’s first iPDK developed by TSMC for its 65nm RF process technology. Both the 40nm and 65nm TSMC iPDKs will be available for production use with the Laker Custom Layout Automation System by the end of the second quarter 2010.
SpringSoft said that the collaboration between the two companies is driven by their mutual support of interoperable PDKs to provide custom chip designers with manufacturing flexibility, technology choice and design productivity.
SpringSoft is a founding member of the Interoperable PDK Library Alliance (IPL) and validation partner for the TSMC 65nm iPDK.
Duncan McDonald, director of custom IC product marketing for SpringSoft, said: “Our support of the TSMC 65nm iPDK and now the 40nm iPDK is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide the most complete, open and interoperable design solutions.
“Our joint effort with the IPL to produce an interoperable standard for PDKs gives custom design engineers the flexibility and productivity they need to achieve better results faster.”