SpringSoft and UMC introduced the foundry-certified Laker process design kit (PDK) for UMC 65-nanometer (nm) manufacturing technologies. Developed using SpringSoft’s Laker Custom Layout software, the Laker-UMC PDK supports the UMC 65nm CMOS standard logic process with mixed-mode technologies and low-k dielectrics. UMC’s 65nm standard performance process enables designers to power a broad range of applications from consumer products to graphic ICs. Technology options can then be implemented including mixed signal/RFCMOS and embedded memories to further customize the process. The PDK includes device symbols, highly optimized parameterized cells (i.e., Laker MCells), pre-validated design rules and the latest technology files. The Laker-UMC 65nm CMOS PDK is available online for UMC customers.