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MunEDA WiCkeD Supports TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0 for 28nm


Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. - Friday, June 03rd, 2011

MunEDA, developer of the industry’s broadest family of advanced circuit analysis, modeling and optimization solutions, today announced that TSMC has included MunEDA’s WiCkeDTM circuit analysis environment in TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0, one of the critical components in TSMC 28nm design infrastructure. WiCkeD covers a wide range of essential tasks in interactive and automatic specification-driven custom circuit design with statistical circuit analysis. Using MunEDA WiCkeD with TSMC process technologies helps designers improve the robustness of circuit designs against parametric process variation, achieve performance, power and area requirements, and improve efficiency to reduce design time.

“MunEDA’s WiCkeD software has been validated for our AMS Reference Flow 2.0,” said Suk Lee, director of Design Infrastructure Marketing at TSMC. “WiCkeD’s sensitivity and worst-case analysis methodologies deliver good benefits to designers using TSMC 28nm process technology. We are happy to collaborate with MunEDA on statistical circuit analysis.”

“We are proud that TSMC has incorporated MunEDA WiCkeD as a part of the TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0,” stated Michael Pronath, MunEDA vice president of Products & Solutions. “Our collaborations with TSMC and our mutual customers show that specification-driven design and statistical design are important for design success in advanced process technologies.”

Circuit designers use MunEDA’s WiCkeD circuit analysis and sizing environment to balance specs, area, power, reliability and robustness. WiCkeD can automate manual circuit design tasks in IP porting and cell migration to maximize designers’ efficiency. It helps them overcome challenges of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) circuit design in sub-100nm technologies posed by lower core voltages, less headroom, more on-chip variation and other effects that can affect the performance, power, and yield of critical circuits.

MunEDA WiCkeD is in industrial use by leading semiconductor companies worldwide, in the areas of mobile communication, medical, memories, automotive and consumer electronics. Key application areas include low-power AMS/RF circuit design, high-speed digital I/O, and memory.

About MunEDA
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA's WiCkeD' tool suite - the industry's most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions - to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Cupertino, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at www.muneda.com/contacts.php.