LONDON EDA company Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has entered into a multi-year software and services agreement with foundry chipmaker GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) which includes the provision of Calibre software for the design of 32- and 28-nm chips.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
"We chose Mentor Graphics for its leadership in physical verification and its comprehensive RET, OPC and mask data preparation solutions. The combination of Mentor's tools and our Design for Manufacturing (DFM) capabilities will provide GlobalFoundries customers with the fastest possible time to mask," said Mojy Chian, senior vice president of design enablement at GlobalFoundries, in a statement.
"It will allow GlobalFoundries customers to optimize their designs using solutions that leverage the complete Calibre offering, including the integration of lithography and CMP process models developed for Calibre and a comprehensive set of DFM design capabilities on the Calibre and Olympus-SoC tool platforms," said Joseph Sawicki, vice president and general manager for the design-to-silicon division at Mentor Graphics.
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