Electronic Design Automation

Siemens certifies EDA software for latest TSMC foundry nodes

28 April 2023
Customers of TSMC can now use the tools from Siemens on its advanced process technology nodes. Source: Siemens

At the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) 2023 North America Technology Symposium, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced it has certified its electronic design automation technology to a range of TSMC’s process technologies.

Siemen’s Calibre nmPlatform tool for IC verification sign-off is now fully certified for TSMC’s advanced N3E and N2 processes including:

  • Calibre nmDRC software
  • Calibre YieldEnhancer software
  • Calibre PERC software
  • Calibre xACT software
  • Calibre nmLVS software

Additionally, TSMC and Siemens have collaborated to certify Siemens’ mPower analog software for transistor-level electromigration and IR drop (EM/IR) sign-off for TSMC’s N3E process. This allows mutual customers to apply the mPower technology to next generation analog designs.

The two companies are also collaborating to certify mPower digital software for TSMC’s N3E process technology.

Other certifications

Siemen’s analog FastSPICE platform for circuit verification or nanometer analog, radio frequency, mixed-signal, memory and custom digital circuits has achieved TSMC certification for the foundry’s N5A, N3E and N2 processes.

The EDA software supports TSMC’s Reliability Aware Simulation technology that addresses IC aging and real-time self-heating effects among other features.

Meanwhile, the company’s Tanner software is now able to be taped out on designs for TSMC’s 16 nm node.

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