IC Process Takes New Heights in Platform Team up

GlobalFoundries (GF) has certified the Aprisa place-and-route solution of Siemens Digital Industries Software to GF’s 22FDX platform. As part of the certification, the companies collaborated to incorporate Aprisa technology to GF’s process design kits to help customers leverage the advantages of the 22FDX platform.

Inki Hong, Senior Director of the Aprisa division for Siemens Digital Industries Software said the partnership will help customers of the two companies deliver innovative semiconductors for key end markets. “The combined expertise of GF and Siemens provides designers the advanced technology they need to develop compelling and highly differentiated ICs for a broad number of fast-growing applications.”

Suits High-Volume Devices

GlobalFoundries (GF) has certified Siemens’ Aprisa place-and-route solution for the foundry’s 22FDX process technologies.

To achieve this latest certification, the Aprisa tool passed a suite of rigorous tests that confirmed the Siemens place-and-route software supports 22FDX design features. GF’s 22FDX platform is ideal for high-volume devices that require minimal idle power and low leakage at design costs in line with those of 28nm chips.

Users consider Siemens’ Aprisa product as a next-generation place-and-route technology for the design of highly advanced integrated-circuits (ICs). Aprisa offers complete gate-level-to-GDSII hierarchical and block level physical implementation solutions. Siemens acquired Aprisa from Avatar Integrated Systems in August 2020 to extend its portfolio of world-class IC EDA software.

Aprisa represents a place-and-route paradigm shift (Siemens Digital Industries Software website)

Siemens’ Aprisa enablement for GF‘s 22FDX platform includes place-and-route technology files, and RC extraction files for optimizing efficiency, yield, and overall IC quality. The 22FDX PDK including Aprisa enablement is now available via GF’s Global-FoundryView portal.

Drives Innovation

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing, and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities, and levels of automation to drive innovation.

“As a long-standing partner of GlobalFoundries, Siemens continues to demonstrate excellence in design enablement with EDA tools certified to run on our advanced process technologies,” said Richard Trihy, Vice President of Customer Design Enablement at GF.