SAN FRANCISCO Calling it a major breakthrough in device modeling speed and efficiency, Agilent Technologies Inc. Monday (Jan. 30) said device modeling engineers are reporting extraction flow improvements of up to 50 percent through using the new modeling algorithms and data interface in the company's Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP).
"We worked very closely with major foundries in Taiwan and the U.S. to identify their most important, next-generation modeling requirements," said Jim McGillivary, general manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA division, in a statement. "These customers told us that process characterization is on the critical path to their success. Today's announcement emphasizes our significant and ongoing investment in device modeling."
According to McGillivary, the increased investment in IC-CAP is consistent with Agilent's broader strategy to expand its overall high-frequency EDA offering with a combination of internal development, partnerships and acquisitions.
This strategy, Agilent said, includes the recent acquisition of the Eagleware-Elanix line of price-performance RF circuit and system design software, and recent plans to introduce a new product for full three-dimensional electromagnetic simulation.
More information about IC-CAP 2006A is available on Agilent's EEsof Web site.