Synopsys says NEC to use its technology

Dec. 20, 2005 — Synopsys Inc., a Mountain View, Calif., maker of semiconductor design software, announced that NEC Electronics has adopted its phase-shift mask (PSM) technology for production of its 65-nanometer processor and logic chips.

The company said the technology is intended to help enhance yields, decrease leakage current, and maximize chip performance by virtue of critical dimension control over the lithography process.


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