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Tower Semiconductor and Cadence Develop Collaboration to Speed up Automotive IC Improvement


SAN JOSE, Calif. & MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel — July 14, 2022 — Cadence Design Techniques, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) and Tower Semiconductor (Nasdaq/TASE: TSEM), the main foundry of high-value analog semiconductor options, at this time introduced a collaboration to advance automotive and cell IC improvement. By way of the collaboration, the businesses are creating a brand new, complete automotive reference design movement utilizing the Cadence® Virtuoso® Design Platform and Spectre® Simulation Platform to offer clients with a quicker design cycle, sustaining complete design verification for superior automotive IC product improvement.

The distinctive design challenges and evaluation traits of automotive ICs require a fastidiously crafted mixture of applied sciences and methodologies in an effort to fulfill the demanding ISO 26262 specification. By working to mix Cadence and Tower applied sciences, mutual clients can meet automotive design targets and obtain a quicker path to ISO 26262 certification.

“Cadence and Tower have efficiently collaborated for a few years, delivering options for RF and silicon photonics, which assist our mutual clients develop superior choices,” stated Dr. Anirudh Devgan, president and CEO of Cadence. “The mutual work we’re doing on the automotive reference movement focuses on enabling clients to develop important automotive ICs, leveraging an built-in workflow utilizing an all-Cadence toolset and a Tower reference design to develop compelling merchandise quicker.”

“Our long-term partnership and collaboration with Cadence has enabled us to repeatedly present our clients with modern design instruments that permit the event of revolutionary analog ICs which were co-optimized with the bundle they reside in,” stated Russell Ellwanger, Tower Semiconductor CEO. “This new reference movement offers our clients with a useful toolset for the event and manufacturing of high-performance ICs assembly the top quality and reliability calls for of the automotive market and is one other testomony to our robust dedication to delivering superior expertise options that proficiently handle our clients’ present and future wants.”

Tower Semiconductor gives a broad vary of superior analog expertise platforms addressing the automotive market. These embrace picture sensor, RF, and SiPho for ADAS techniques, mixed-signal and superior analog for a number of application-specific ICs and energy administration platforms enabling battery administration techniques, motor drivers, onboard chargers, and energy converters for the fast-growing EV market. The brand new reference movement additional solidifies the Firm’s complete automotive providing.

The Cadence and Tower collaboration helps automotive SoC design and the broader Cadence Clever System Design™ technique, which permits clients to realize SoC design excellence. For extra info on Cadence automotive options, go to www.cadence.com/go/CadenceAutoSol.

For extra details about Tower Semiconductor’s foundry expertise and design enablement choices, please go to right here.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal chief in digital techniques design, constructing upon greater than 30 years of computational software program experience. The corporate applies its underlying Clever System Design technique to ship software program, {hardware} and IP that flip design ideas into actuality. Cadence clients are the world’s most revolutionary corporations, delivering extraordinary digital merchandise from chips to boards to finish techniques for essentially the most dynamic market functions, together with hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, cell, aerospace, client, industrial and healthcare. For eight years in a row, Fortune journal has named Cadence one of many 100 Greatest Firms to Work For. Study extra at cadence.com.

About Tower Semiconductor

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), the main foundry of high-value analog semiconductor options, offers expertise and manufacturing platforms for built-in circuits (ICs) in rising markets similar to client, industrial, automotive, cell, infrastructure, medical, and aerospace and protection. Tower Semiconductor focuses on creating constructive and sustainable affect on the world by long-term partnerships and its superior and revolutionary analog expertise providing, comprised of a broad vary of customizable course of platforms similar to SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS picture sensor, non-imaging sensors, built-in energy administration (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. Tower Semiconductor additionally offers world-class design enablement for a fast and correct design cycle in addition to course of switch companies together with improvement, switch, and optimization, to IDMs and fabless corporations. To offer multi-fab sourcing and prolonged capability for its clients, Tower Semiconductor owns two manufacturing amenities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two within the U.S. (200mm), two amenities in Japan (200mm and 300mm) which it owns by its 51% holdings in TPSCo and is sharing a 300mm manufacturing facility being established in Italy with ST Microelectronics. For info, please go to: www.towersemi.com.

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