Back in the day, EDA companies enabled the foundries. Seriously, those pesky little foundries chased us EDA companies around like puppies who needed a walk. Now, emerging EDA and IP companies are the puppies and we chase the foundries. Solido Design Automation is one of the hardest working puppies that I have ever helped with strategic… Read More
The generosity of the fabless semiconductor ecosystem never ceases to amaze me. Paul McLellan and I wrote a book for the greater good and now key members of our industry will make sure that 1,500 people at this year’s Design Automation Conference will get copies. As a special thank you to all of our supporters SemiWiki will be hosting… Read More
I’ve worked with Solido for 5 years, and it’s been a pleasure to watch the world’s top semiconductor companies and foundries adopt Solido software for their SPICE simulation flows.
Sub-28nm design starts are accelerating, growing from 150 in 2012 to 900 this year. The move to sub-28nm design nodes is being driven by consumer electronic… Read More
This is patent number twelve for Solido Design Automation THE leading provider of variation analysis and design software for high yield and performance IP and system-on-chip (SOCs). Additional patents are pending on high-sigma analysis, high-dimensional data mining, and other technologies to design and verify custom integrated… Read More
At DAC 2012 GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Solido presented a user track poster titled “Understanding and Designing for Variation in GLOBALFOUNDRIES 28-nm Technology” (as was previously announced here). This post describes the work that we presented.
We set out to better understand the effects of variation on design at 28-nm. In particular,… Read More
In today’s era, high performance mobile devices are asserting their place in every gizmos we play with and guess what enables them work efficiently behind the scene – it’s large chunks of memory with low power and high speed, packed as dense as possible. Ever growing requirement of power, performance and area led us to process nodes… Read More
Verifying circuits on advanced process nodes has always been difficult, and it’s no easier with today’s nanometer CMOS processes. There’s a great paradox in nanometer circuit design and verification. Designers achieve their greatest differentiation when they implement analog, mixed-signal, RF and custom … Read More
What is variation-aware design? Semiconductor manufacturing is a statistical process and there are two ways to handle this in the design… Read More