This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Mentor Graphics Tools Included In TSMC’s Reference Flow For 16nm FinFET Process Technology

Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that it has completed enhancements to its digital tool set for TSMC’s 16nm FinFET manufacturing processes. TSMC’s 16nm Reference Flow includes new capabilities for 16nm designs in the Olympus-SoC™ place and route system, and the Calibre® physical verification and design for manufacturing (DFM) platform. TSMC and Mentor completed V0.5 Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE 16nm FinFET certification and will continue the certification toward V1.0.

“We’ve worked closely with Mentor Graphics to define new capabilities needed in the IC implementation flow to realize the benefits of 16nm FinFET technology,” said Suk Lee, senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC. “The new features build on the stable design-enabling environment that Mentor has delivered at prior nodes, which includes support for multi-patterning, low-power design, lithography checking, and design for test.”

The Mentor® Olympus-SoC place and route system has been enhanced to meet the TSMC 16nm design enablement and certification requirements. Innovative methodologies to support FinFET design include pattern density-aware floor planning for early metal fill density checks, MiM capacitor insertion for IR drop improvement, and support for high-resistance layer routing/optimization enabling better quality of results. In addition, the Calibre InRoute™ product allows Olympus-SoC customers to natively invoke Calibre DRC/DFM/DP signoff engines during design for more efficient and faster manufacturing closure.

16nm technology, and FinFET transistors in particular, create the need for more accurate device and interconnect parasitic extraction. To ensure the success of customer designs at 16nm, TSMC collaborated with Mentor on the Calibre xACT™ product enhancement via tool certification to provide high-accuracy, high-performance parasitic extraction.

The Calibre YieldEnhancer product provides new capabilities in its SmartFill facility to simplify fill rules for FinFETs, and to support a fill ECO flow, which makes it faster and easier to close a design while meeting advanced fill signoff requirements.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,288.63 +155.93 0.86%
S&P 500 2,117.39 +12.89 0.61%
NASDAQ 5,008.0960 +44.5690 0.90%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs