MUNICH, Germany Foundry services provider Globalfoundries has signed a multi-year technology contract with semiconductor design software vendor Cadence Design Systems. The deployment covers large parts of the design chain including verification and manufacturing.
According to a Cadence press release the software will be used by Globalfoundries for the design of chips in 45nm geometries and smaller. Products to be used by Globalfoundries include Cadences' the Virtuoso and Encounter design environments as well as tools for diagnosis, IP validation and parasitic extraction.
Besides using the software products provided by Cadence, Globalfoundries plans a tight collaboration with the software vendor in order to be able to provide the software as well as related services to its own customers.
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