Cadence and UMC to Collaborate

They want to streamline wireless design for the fabless market.
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Cadence Design Systems (CDNS) - Get Report, an electronic-design innovation company, and semiconductor foundry UMC (UMC) - Get Report said Monday that they inked an alliance to streamline wireless design for the fabless market.

UMC produced a test chip that verifies the Cadence QRC Extraction technology, the San Jose, Calif.-based company said. UMC and Cadence worked closely to develop a methodology and flow to verify post-layout transistor-level full-chip transceivers, by combining UMC's 0.13 um MM/RF PDK validated for the Virtuoso platform, silicon-accurate Cadence QRC extraction technology, and the Virtuoso UltraSim.

"Cadence and UMC are working side-by-side to drive and deliver integrated, low-cost, high-performance, low-power wireless SoC solutions to our mutual customers. By collaborating with UMC, we are able to provide a silicon-validated methodology that meets changing requirements for wireless designers as they develop new and increasingly more innovative products," the company said.

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