Samsung Taps Ansys Simulation Tools for IC Designs

Samsung Foundry will engage ANSYS Inc.‘s electromagnetic (EM) simulation tools to develop ultramodern designs, including 5G/6G, on advanced chips, nodes, and process technologies. Particularly, Ansys’ simulation solutions will deliver a comprehensive EM-aware design flow. This comes with greater capacity, speed, and integration capabilities for Samsung’s most advanced semiconductor technology. Hence, accelerating on-chip design cycle times to boost high-speed connectivity while helping to reduce design error and risk.

Samsung adopts Ansys’ simulation portfolio to create semiconductor designs to optimize high-speed connectivity.

Meets Design Needs

Samsung designers will leverage Ansys’ EM design tools, Ansys RaptorX, Ansys VeloceRF, and Ansys Exalto. As a result, reducing time to market by two to three weeks on smaller designs and up to two months for complex designs.

Ansys’ software comes with automation capabilities that optimize calculations and modeling, coupled with larger capacity. Hence, allowing the Samsung team to design at faster speeds with higher fidelity. 

Sangyun Kim, Corporate Vice President of the Foundry Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics said electronic systems and process technologies are constantly evolving. For that reason, the need for leading-edge EM design capabilities is growing.

“We believe that Ansys’ simulation solutions meet these challenges and will deliver the highest level of proficiency for our design needs, while reducing design time, cost, and risk.”

By integrating Ansys’ EM solutions, Samsung designers can model complex on-chip scenarios, including dummy tiles, which comprise millions of metal pieces in a fraction of the time. In addition, Ansys’ near real-time modelling capabilities safeguard designs from EM interference, which helps significantly lower the risk of chip failure.

“EM is a primary challenge for chip designers as connectivity demands increase and technologies advance worldwide,” said John Lee, Vice President and General Manager of the Electronics, Semiconductor, and Optics Business unit at Ansys.

Lee said Ansys’ simulation solutions not only meet rising demands but also remain ahead of them. For that reason, he said Ansys’ EM design portfolio will serve Samsung team well with the tools they need to optimize their on-chip designs.

Most importantly, Ansys and Samsung have a long history of collaboration that delivers advanced solutions. This includes power integrity and electromigration signoff solutions for low-power mobile and high-performance computing applications.