Cadence, UMC to enhance nanometer design for manufacturability

Aug. 19, 2002 – Taipei, Taiwan, and San Jose, CA – Cadence Design Systems Inc., a supplier of electronic design products and services, and UMC have unveiled a joint initiative to help customers facilitate the smooth transition to fabrication through physical design verification using Cadence’s technology for nanometer designs.

Under this initiative, Cadence’s Assura physical verification solution DRC decks for 0.25-, 0.18-, and 0.13-micron CMOS logic technologies are now available for download free-of-charge on UMC’s “My UMC” customer website.

“Our agreement with Cadence to post the Assura rule decks on UMC’s website will enable our customers to leverage more effectively UMC’s foundry services. As a pure-play foundry, UMC is committed to integrating with our customers’ design chains, in order to provide a seamless transition from design to manufacturing,” said Tai Sheng Feng, VP, design support division, UMC.


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