SEOUL, South Korea Dongbu Electronics Co. Ltd., a South Korean pure-play semiconductor foundry, said Tuesday (Aug. 8) it has completed development of process design kits (PDKs) for high-voltage semiconductor devices in collaboration with EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems Inc.
Dongbu (Seoul, South Korea) said the PDKs have been developed for use in designs of 60 voltage-level semiconductors, supporting 0.35-micron BCDMOS Bipolar, CMOS, DMOS process technologies optimized for the company's fab.
These PDKs provide a link between foundry process data and the tools used in custom, analog and mixed-signal design methodologies, enabling Dongbu's fabless customers to save time and cost in design and mass production of high-voltage chips, according to the company.
Dongbu said the PDK development has been realized as part of a project pursued by the South Korean Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy to develop technologies for high-voltage devices for the country's next-generation SoC segment.
Dongbu will introduce 85 voltage-level BCDMOS and five voltage-level analog process technologies for high-voltage semiconductor devices, the company added.