Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center, a nonprofit research consortia dedicated to advancing the microelectronics industry in China, is using Agilent’s
Model Builder Program
Model Quality Assurance
software for model extraction and verification at 45-nm process nodes.
Shanghai ICRD originally adopted MBP and MQA—integrated software spanning all aspects of device modeling, including measurement, extraction and verification—for accurate measurement and modeling of its advanced circuit designs. MBP and MQA 2013 further ease the consortia’s modeling process with major enhancements that allow device-modeling engineers to deliver higher-quality models to their customers. Chief among them are a fully integrated data flow across Agilent’s device-modeling platform and the ability to establish and enforce standard operating procedures for modeling in team environments.
“As a loyal Agilent customer, we are proud to be using MBP and MQA software,” said Shoumian Chen, vice president of Shanghai ICRD. “The major enhancements in MBP/MQA 2013.01 enable us to complete the tedious aspects of our modeling work much more efficiently. Model Reviewer, for example, allows us to standardize various aspects of device modeling in a team environment. Because it is based on Agilent’s unified end-to-end device modeling platform, it ensures seamless data transfers during the modeling process.”
“Process variation, layout-dependent effects and reliability issues all bring new challenges to advanced device modeling under 45 nm,” said Brian Chen, device modeling product manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. “As the leader in both device modeling and measurement, Agilent is uniquely able to help device-modeling teams address these challenges so they can provide their customers with the highest-quality models. We also remain committed to leveraging this leadership position, along with our MBP and MQA software, to help research institutes in developing countries boost their semiconductor industry.”
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About MBP Software
MBP is a comprehensive solution that provides both automation and flexibility for high-volume, high-throughput device modeling. MBP includes powerful, built-in characterization and modeling capabilities, as well as an open interface that allows customer to customize their modeling strategies. It is widely used both by semiconductor foundries and design houses to extract and customize SPICE model libraries. More information is available at
About MQA Software
MQA provides fabless design companies, independent device manufacturers and foundries with a complete solution for SPICE model library validation, comparison and documentation. It has become a de facto industry standard for SPICE model quality assurance. More information is available at
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at
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