Tanner EDA and Dongbu HiTek Release Foundry-qualified PDK for BD180 Low Voltage 0.18um Process
Jointly-developed PDK extends Tanner EDA’s portfolio for designers of low voltage components
MONROVIA, California and SEOUL, Korea – October 27, 2011 – Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and Dongbu HiTek, a world-class wafer fabricator, have finalized qualification of Dongbu HiTek’s 0.18um BD180LV process design kit (PDK). The BD180LV kit integrates seamlessly into Tanner’s cohesive, integrated tool flow. Designers using Tanner EDA’s analog design suite, HiPer Silicon, will have certified libraries to draw on as they create ICs for production at Dongbu HiTek foundries, reducing design risk and providing faster time to market and higher quality of outcomes.
On May 3, 2011, Tanner EDA and Dongbu HiTek announced that they were jointly developing foundry-certified PDKs to deliver access to Dongbu HiTek’s analog foundry capabilities on Tanner EDA’s tool flow. This BCDMOS process is ideal for integrating analog circuits (using Bipolar), logic circuits (using CMOS) and high-voltage circuits (using DMOS) all on the same chip.
“Electronic designers no longer need to rely exclusively on analog IDMs for high-performance analog CMOS performance in order to differentiate products,” said Taek Soo Kim, Ph.D, vice president of Dongbu’s HiTek’s technical engineering division. “As this collaboration with Tanner EDA shows, we continue to be committed to providing Dongbu customers with the best choices in electronic design automation software at critical development nodes.”
“We are pleased to add this qualified PDK to our portfolio,” said John Zuk, vice president of marketing and strategy for Tanner EDA. “Our customers continue to cite the strong affinity of Tanner EDA tools in the power management space and continued collaboration with Dongbu HiTek enables us to deliver on our commitments of interoperability, productivity, and quicker design cycles for our customers.”
About Dongbu HiTek
Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. specializes in delivering superb analog and mixed-signal processing technologies. As the World Leader in Specialty Foundry, the company adds high value to advanced ICs with a processing portfolio that encompasses Analog, BCDMOS, High Voltage CMOS, CMOS RF, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS), Display Driver IC (DDI), and NOR Flash technologies. The Analog POWERhouse™ company’s best-in-class BCDMOS technology enables power management chip designs that serve numerous applications ranging from home and handheld electronics to automotive and industrial systems. Currently processing technologies at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 90 nanometers, the company complements its world class foundry capabilities with top quality design support, prototype verification and packaging/module development. Headquartered in Seoul, Dongbu HiTek publicly trades its stock under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.dongbuhitek.com.
About Tanner EDA
Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that drive innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and MEMS. Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity and enable a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Capability and performance are matched by low support requirements and high support capability as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.
Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.
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