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UMC and Cadence Collaborate on Analog/Combined-Sign Movement for 22ULP/ULL Course of Applied sciences


Prospects can leverage UMC and Cadence applied sciences to create designs for 5G, IoT, Shows, and Different Rising Functions

SAN JOSE, Calif. and HSINCHU, Taiwan, August 24, 2022—United Microelectronics Company (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (UMC), a number one international semiconductor foundry, and Cadence Design Programs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) immediately introduced that the Cadence® analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC design circulate has been licensed for UMC’s 22ULP/ULL course of applied sciences. This circulate optimizes course of effectivity and shortens design cycle time, accelerating the event of 5G, IoT and show software designs to fulfill growing market demand.

UMC’s 22nm course of options ultra-low energy consumption and ultra-low leakage to fulfill varied software necessities together with prolonged battery life, a small kind issue, and powerful computing capabilities. The UMC-certified Cadence AMS circulate gives a Unified Reliability Interface (URI), which allows clients to raised monitor the circuit’s reliability and repair life when designing on UMC’s 22ULP/ULL processes whereas reaching a really perfect stability between price and efficiency. The Cadence AMS circulate additionally contains an precise demonstration circuit, which customers can apply throughout design to boost effectivity and precision.

The Cadence AMS circulate consists of built-in options and methodologies enabled by the UMC 22nm course of design equipment (PDK) to hurry a design to completion:

  • The Virtuoso® design platform, together with schematic enhancing, the analog design setting (ADE), and structure XL software enablement.
  • Spectre® AMS Designer, which mixes the facility of the Spectre X Simulator and the XceliumÔ Logic Simulation engine to offer constant and correct outcomes of designs consisting of transistor, behavioral, timing and parasitic block representations.
  • Voltus-Fi Customized Energy Integrity Resolution gives electromigration and IR drop (EM-IR) evaluation, which lets customers rapidly enter the required EM guidelines.

“UMC is dedicated to offering main foundry options and superior specialty applied sciences that meet the necessities of functions in fast-growing markets comparable to 5G, IoT, and show,” stated Osbert Cheng, vp of system expertise growth & design assist at UMC. “When put next with 28nm capabilities, UMC’s 22ULP/ULL course of applied sciences can scale back chip die space by 10%, present higher energy effectivity, and improve radio frequency efficiency. By this collaboration with Cadence, we’re offering clients with an industry-leading design resolution, enabling better effectivity and rushing time to market.”

“With the growing design complexity of 5G, IoT and sensible wearables, enhancements in analog and mixed-signal expertise are important for the success of superior IC designs,” stated Ashutosh Mauskar, vp, product administration within the Customized IC & PCB Group at Cadence. “The Cadence AMS circulate that has been optimized to be used on UMC’s 22ULP/ULL course of applied sciences, gives clients with complete options throughout design, verification and implementation. By collaborating with UMC, we’re enabling mutual clients to quickly obtain progressive mixed-signal designs on 22ULP/ULL.”

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a number one international semiconductor foundry firm. The corporate gives prime quality IC fabrication providers, specializing in logic and varied specialty applied sciences to serve all main sectors of the electronics {industry}. UMC’s complete IC processing applied sciences and manufacturing options embody Logic/Combined-Sign, embedded Excessive-Voltage, embedded Non-Unstable-Reminiscence, RFSOI and BCD and many others. Most of UMC’s 12-in & 8-in fabs with its core R&D are situated in Taiwan, with further ones all through Asia. UMC has whole 12 fabs in manufacturing with mixed capability over 800,000 wafers monthly (8-in equal), and all of them are licensed with IATF-16949 automotive high quality commonplace. UMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, plus native workplaces in United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea & Singapore, with worldwide whole 20,000 workers. For extra data, please go to: https://www.umc.com.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal chief in digital 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 progressive corporations, delivering extraordinary digital merchandise from chips to boards to methods for probably the most dynamic market functions, together with client, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, cellular, aerospace, industrial and healthcare. For eight years in a row, Fortune journal has named Cadence one of many 100 Finest Corporations to Work For. Be taught extra at cadence.com.

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