Cadence Unveils Expanded Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform for 7nm Processes
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Cadence Unveils Expanded Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform for 7nm Processes

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the release of the new Virtuoso® Advanced-Node Platform supporting advanced 7nm designs. Through collaboration with early 7nm FinFET customers, Cadence has expanded the Virtuoso custom design platform with innovative new capabilities to manage design complexity and process effects introduced with this advanced-node process. The Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform update supports all major advanced FinFET technologies with proven results, while improving designer productivity at 7nm.

To address the many technical challenges of 7nm design, the Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform offers a variety of layout capabilities, including advanced editing with multi-pattern color awareness, FinFET grids, and module generator (ModGen) device arrays. Additionally, customers can take advantage of variation analysis in their circuit design flows utilizing Monte Carlo analysis across corners to address variability with the Spectre® Accelerated Parallel Simulator, the Virtuoso ADE Product Suite and the Virtuoso Schematic Editor.

For more information on how the expanded Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform is optimized for the 7nm process, please visit  www.cadence.com/go/virtuosoadvancednode.   

"As a leader in mobile computing, we require the highest performance, lowest power and highest density possible to deliver innovative, advanced-node designs," said Ching San Wu, general manager of Analog Design and Circuit Technology at MediaTek. "Through our strong collaboration and continued partnership with Cadence, we have been able to develop and deploy a custom design methodology based on the Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform. With our recent successful tapeout, we took advantage of its many unique capabilities designed to manage the challenges presented at 7nm."

Key features in the updated Virtuoso Advanded-Node Platform include:

"Through constant innovation and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, Cadence has solidified its leading role in providing advanced-node custom design tools," said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager, Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. "Through our extensive work with customers such as MediaTek, we've been able to validate that our approaches greatly reduce the overhead inherent in designing at 7nm in order to help deliver the best possible silicon. We currently have many customers that have completed successful tapeouts and delivered production designs using the Virtuoso Advanced-Node Platform."

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