Venice, Florida — Tela Innovations announced it has acquired Blaze DFM, a leading supplier of technology to reduce power in advanced manufacturing process nodes. The acquisition brings Blaze DFM's complete line of products and technologies, including Blaze MO power-optimization technology, into the Tela portfolio. Key engineering personnel will join the company to enable continuity of product development and support of customers.
The Blaze MO software engine uses a patented technique involving gate length biasing to optimize leakage power consumption while maintaining the original area footprint and performance of the design. This software has been proven effective in production designs by several major fabless and IDM companies.
In 2008 Blaze announced an agreement with TSMC that launched the foundry's PowerTrim Service. This exclusive service provides TSMC customers with a solution that blends Blaze DFM's design technology with special tuned advanced semiconductor processes to improve power consumption.
Both Tela's and Blaze DFM's solutions support design and process co-optimization, which is a requirement in advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes. The Tela solution uses fixed, pre-defined physical topologies on a global basis to implement logic design that is optimum for the lithography used in a given process.