MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced that its StarRC parasitic extraction solution has enabled more than 150 successful 28-nanometer (nm) tapeouts, delivering fast turnaround time and the signoff accuracy required for next-generation designs across computer, consumer, mobile and wireless communications applications.
StarRC's advanced modeling of complex process effects at the 28-nm silicon process technology node and its leading qualification by major foundries provides lower design risk and improved opportunity for one-pass tapeout success. StarRC is already used by more than 40 semiconductor companies for 28-nm design signoff, confirming its position as the industry's gold standard extraction solution through several generations of process technologies.
Companies that have qualified and selected the StarRC solution for use in their 28-nm signoff and tapeout flows include Altera, Bull, Fujitsu Semiconductor, HiSilicon Technologies, Imagination Technologies, LSI, Moortec Semiconductor, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba and others.
"Delivering an extraction solution that enables our customers to achieve their aggressive signoff goals with confidence is a critical priority at each new process node," said Antun Domic, senior VP and GM of Synopsys' Implementation Group. "Crossing the 150-tapeout milestone at 28 nanometers is a strong validation of StarRC's strengths and our continued collaboration with foundries. It is also an excellent testimony to the broad range of customer designs benefitting from its capabilities."