Analogue and mixed signal semiconductor foundry, European Semiconductor Manufacturing (ESM), and Nordic VLSI of Trondheim, Norway, have developed a new foundry design kit service for ESM customers.
The kit consists of library cells, technology documents and design flow integration tools.
Nordic VLSI will supply ICE cell libraries to ESM for release to customers. Library features include high density, low power consumption and special cells for low leakage current.
As part of the library kit service, Nordic VLSI will develop and enhance the cell libraries, releasing updated versions on a quarterly basis. Nordic VLSI will support ESM's 0.5micron CMOS (ESM5), 0.5micron BiCMOS (ESM5B) and 0.35micron CMOS (ESM35) processes.