Simulation solution company Ansys said it achieved new certifications of its suite of semiconductor design solutions for all Samsung Foundry FinFET orocess nodes.
Samsung added Ansys RedHawk-SC to the certified suite. It will help the development of efficient and highly reliable chips for use in 5G mobile, artificial intelligence machine learning (AIML), high-performance computing (HPC), automotive and the Internet of Things (IoT), Ansys said.
The South Korean tech giant certified Ansys Redhawk-SC and Ansys Redhawk for its entire line of FinFET process nodes — including 14nm, 11nm, 10nm, 8nm, 7nm, 5nm and 4nm.
This certification includes power integrity EM and IR-drop, statistical EM budgeting, thermal analysis and multiphysics solutions for multi-die integration. Redhawk-SC verifies massive 4nm designs by executing signoff algorithms on its underlying Ansys SeaScape infrastructure — reducing simulation time from weeks to hours, while boosting modeling fidelity. Ansys Totem is correspondingly certified for transistor-level custom designs.
"The certification of Ansys Redhawk-SC, Redhawk and Totem supports our joint customers in rapidly completing new designs with improved confidence by managing increased power integrity, reliability and thermal challenges," said Sangyun Kim, vice president at Samsung, in a statement. "Through the long, trusted alliance between Ansys and Samsung, our customers build cutting-edge silicon innovations, satisfy demanding performance objectives and are primed for winning the race to market."