Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that the most advanced foundry in Mainland China, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”, NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 0981.HK), has adopted the Cadence Silicon Realization product line for advanced node, low-power designs.
The Cadence Silicon Realization product line is composed of tools essential to turning designs into silicon. It is a key element of its EDA360 (the new Electronic Design Automation) vision, which shifts focus from design creation to integration.
The unique integration of the Cadence front-to-back design creation, verification, and implementation products provides a more predictable and higher quality deterministic path to silicon success for advanced process nodes and low-power design. SMIC quickly recognized the quality and productivity advantages of the Cadence® approach to Silicon Realization and adopted Cadence products for all aspects of design, including verification and implementation, from 65 to 40 nanometers.
“We’ve teamed with Cadence for many years on cutting-edge designs, and now we’ve decided to deploy a full end-to-end solution to help our customers achieve top-quality designs,” said Chris Chi, Chief Business Officer of SMIC. “Our close collaboration at 65 nanometers and below will be of great benefit to our mutual customers, helping speed the adoption of advanced process technologies.”
Products adopted by SMIC include Encounter® Digital Implementation System, Conformal® ECO, Encounter Timing System, Encounter Power System, Physical Verification System, Incisive® Enterprise Simulator, VoltageStorm, Conformal Low Power and QRC Extraction.
“SMIC’s adoption of our integrated Silicon Realization product line is testament to the strength of the Cadence technology, but also to the strength of our companies’ relationship,” said Charlie Huang, chief strategy officer at Cadence. “We’ve shared great success over the years as we’ve collaborated to help our mutual customers achieve their goals, and it’s this type of collaboration that will make the EDA360 vision a reality.”