Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) and UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) recently announced 65nm Foundry Design Kits (FDKs) for the Cadence® Virtuoso® 6.1 custom design platform. The kits will be available for designers using UMC’s logic/mixed-mode 65nm standard performance (SP) process and logic/mixed-mode RF 65-nanometer low-leakage (LL) process. The Cadence Virtuoso technology helps accelerate silicon-accurate design of analog, mixed-signal and RF devices.
The 65nm design kits will help designers more quickly realize the performance and power consumption advantages of UMC’s 65nm SP and RF LL technology. Integrating the performance and productivity features in the new Virtuoso platform with UMC’s FDKs will dramatically accelerate development time and help companies meet their timing-critical market windows for their 65nm products.