HSINCHU, TAIWAN: SpringSoft Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, announced that its Laker Custom Layout Automation System with the Laker Custom Digital Router continues to penetrate the memory chip market and demonstrate success at implementing the high performance, low power requirements of current and next-generation designs.
The company also revealed that Eon Silicon Solution Inc. (‘Eon’) joins the growing list of leading memory chip companies that are adopting Laker tools to realize significant productivity gains in the design of memory solutions for a broad range of industries and advanced applications. Eon has experienced a 3X increase in layout speed with the Laker solutions.
“More large, global chip makers are now relying on Laker to implement memory solutions optimized for power and quality, including chips for mobile and high performance systems,” said JeongTyng Li, vice president, Physical Design and Technology Product Group, at SpringSoft. “This expansion into the memory chip marketplace is in large part due to Laker’s custom digital routing technologies, which provide the specialized automation and focus on design excellence that enables companies to meet aggressive product goals while saving valuable design time.”
Laker adoption by memory chip market
Eon is a fabless semiconductor company focused on non-volatile semiconductor memory and the most recent memory chip provider to go public about its use of SpringSoft’s Laker custom layout and digital routing tools.
As one of the top ten flash providers in the world, Eon offers the broadest range of NOR Flash memory for computing, communication, consumer, and industrial markets and applications, including 5V, 3V, 1.8V product lines in Parallel (ISA) and Serial (SPI) Flash from 512Kbit to 512Mbit densities.
“In order to achieve customer satisfaction for our products and services, we are committed to continuous improvement of quality. This includes providing our designers with best-in-class tools and new, more advanced technologies as they become available,” said Hsiao-Hua Lu, director of RD at Eon. “Like Eon, SpringSoft is also committed to continuous improvement of its Laker products. As a long-time satisfied user of Laker layout tools for flash memory design, we are especially pleased by the seamless integration and major productivity and ease of use benefits of Laker’s new custom digital router.“
Among the growing list of companies also using Laker tools for memory chip design are Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and Winbond Electronics Corporation. Based in Korea, Hynix is the world’s top tier memory semiconductor supplier of DRAMs, Flash memory (NAND Flash), and CMOS image sensor chips.
Winbond, a leading global supplier of semiconductor memory solutions headquartered in Taiwan, has deployed Laker layout and routing systems for a variety of mobile memory applications, such as SDR, low power DDR, and cellular RAM. Winbond’s Specialty DRAM, Mobile RAM, NOR Flash and Graphic DRAM products are widely used today by leaders in the consumer, communication, computer peripheral and automobile markets.