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TSMC Deploys Laker System to Save Time for IC Design Teams

SpringSoft, Inc., a global supplier of specialized IC design software, today announced that the Laker™ Custom Layout Automation System has been deployed by TSMC for mixed-signal, memory, and I/O design applications. The Laker software provides a consistent, proven implementation flow that supports the custom design requirements of TSMC across a broad range of applications.

As the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, TSMC provides IC design enablement and demonstration focused on nanometer technology and multi-million-gate design. The Laker system provides easy-to-use, automated tools that cut layout time for high quality, complex custom circuits, such as those implemented by the TSMC Design Technology Division.

“Our IC design teams are at the forefront of today’s most demanding custom chip development and design enablement. To deal with the diversity and complexity of these designs, we are constantly evolving our highly tuned design environment with tools and methodologies such as the Laker layout system that help break down design barriers,” said Tom Quan, deputy director of design methodology and service marketing at TSMC.

“For custom chip development teams, saving time is the key to meeting aggressive design goals and delivery schedules. The time TSMC has saved underscores the value Laker tools and flows bring to its design environment and to the implementation services TSMC offers foundry customers,” said Duncan McDonald, director of custom IC product marketing at SpringSoft.

About Laker Custom IC Design

Laker custom IC design solutions offer the power of controllable automation and unmatched interoperability to achieve superior layout results with less effort for analog, mixed-signal, and custom digital designs. More than 300 companies, including many of the world’s leading semiconductor companies, have adopted the Laker layout system for designs down to 28 nanometers.


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