Cadence Design Systems and Samsung Electronics teamed together on a 20-nanometer design methodology. Their 20nm digital design methodology features double patterning technology for joint customer deployment and internal test chips. The new design methodology enables design at 20 nanometers and future process nodes. It is ideal for mobile consumer electronics.
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