PARIS Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and analog foundry specialist Dongbu HiTek of South Korea have teamed to develop foundry-certified process development kits (PDKs) for critical process nodes.
Partners said the jointly developed and foundry-certified PDKs will deliver access to Dongbu HiTek's 0.35 micron BCDMOS process on Tanner's tool flow. This BCDMOS is suitable for integrating analog circuits (using Bipolar), logic circuits (using CMOS) and high-voltage circuits (using DMOS) all on the same chip.
Tanner EDA and Dongbu HiTek said they anticipate the first set of foundry-certified PDKs to be available in the third quarter of 2010. Additional PDKs are expected later this year.
"At 0.35 micron, Dongbu HiTek's analog process has proven effective in reducing both manufacturing cost and time-to-market," noted John Zuk, VP of marketing and strategy for Tanner EDA. "This collaboration with a foundry as well-respected as Dongbu HiTek will enable us to continue delivering on our commitments of interoperability, productivity and quicker design cycles for our customers."