PARIS Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) announced it has deployed Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS from Magma Design Automation Inc. as the physical verification tools for the 65nm integrated sign-off flow (ISF).
Magma claimed that its Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS physical verification solutions are architected to process IC designs of any size, at any technology node.
The Quartz tools are compatible with third-party IC implementation flows and can read file formats used by traditional physical verification tools, the company added.
"Design success at 65 nm requires an advanced flow that significantly reduces turnaround time and development costs," stated S.T. Juang, senior director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC. "By integrating Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS into the ISF, we minimize customers' setup and deployment costs and make it easier for them to leverage accurate and best-in-class physical verification for sign-off."