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PDK,Industry Insights

  • ARM TechCon: Inside Story of a 14nm FinFET Tapeout

    The next frontier in semiconductor design is the 14nm process node, and it will come with a new type of transistor, the FinFET. 14nm FinFET technology moved closer to reality at the ARM TechCon conference Oct. 30, 2012, where a Cadence sponsored technical session announced a 14nm test chip tapeout using...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Wed, Oct 31 2012
  • TSMC Forum: An Update on 20nm, 3D-IC, and 16nm FinFETs

    TSMC, the world's largest semiconductor foundry, is thinking big when it comes to next-generation process technology. At the TSMC Open Innovation Platform (OIP) Ecosystem Forum Oct. 16, TSMC described reference flows for 20nm and for multi-die integration, and revealed that ARM and TSMC are working...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Wed, Oct 17 2012
  • Webinar: Cadence, Mentor Find Common Ground on PDK Standards

    Representatives of Cadence and Mentor Graphics don't often appear in the same webinar, but there's a new development in the industry that was important enough to bring these two EDA vendors together Dec. 7. That development is OpenPDK , a process design kit standardization effort launched by...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Sun, Dec 12 2010
  • User Presentation: Automatically Generated SKILL PCells Speed PDK Development

    Process design kit (PDK) developers have been using the SKILL language to code PCells (parameterized cells) for over two decades. SKILL is a flexible, extensible, Lisp-based language that can do just about anything a programmer wants to do. But is there an easier way to create PCells? Yes, according...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Wed, Dec 1 2010
  • The Case For SKILL PCells and PDKs

    Controversy is continuing over the use of Cadence SKILL language PCells versus "interoperable" parameterized cells written in Python. What's getting lost in this discussion is an important question: What are the advantages of SKILL for process design kit (PDK) development and analog/custom...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Thu, Sep 16 2010
  • Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About SKILL

    The Cadence SKILL language has received some press lately as part of an ongoing debate over process design kit (PDK) standards. This post isn't about that. Rather, it's about the story behind SKILL, a venerable language that's far more than just a format for describing PCells in custom IC...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Mon, Aug 9 2010
  • Seven Requirements For An Open PDK Standard

    My May 13 blog discussed the significance of the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) OpenPDK Coalition , which is seeking to define an open standard that will allow foundries to create a single process design kit (PDK) representation that can be translated into different input formats. What is necessary...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Fri, May 14 2010
  • Bringing MEMS Design To The Mainstream

    Micro-electrical mechanical systems ( MEMS ) have been around for years, and have found their way into high-volume applications such as automobile air bag controllers, GPS systems, and inkjet print heads. But MEMS devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, RF switches and pressure sensors are not as...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Mon, Mar 15 2010
  • Q&A: A Cadence View Of ‘Interoperable’ PCells

    If you’re involved in analog or custom IC design, you’ve no doubt read about “interoperable” parameterized layout cells (PCells) and process design kits (PDKs). What you probably haven’t heard is a Cadence viewpoint about these developments. The following Q&A interview...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Wed, Jan 13 2010
  • User Interview: An Under The Hood Look At PDKs

    Well-made process design kits (PDKs) are critical for successful IC design, and design teams should keep in touch with PDK technology development, according to Kristin Liu, principal CAD engineer at National Semiconductor . In an interview at the recent CDNLive! Silicon Valley , she talked about the...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Thu, Oct 22 2009
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