Matsushita Electric Industrial and BTA Technology Work Together to Develop Fast and Accurate Reliability Simulator.SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 1998--
Glacier Performs Full Chip Timing Simulation, Predicts Timing Change, Optimizes Submicron Design Margins for Hot Carrier Degradation
Matsushita Electric Industrial (MEI) Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) and BTA (Business Technology Association, Kansas City, MO, www.bta.org). A membership association of manufacturers, dealers, distributors and service companies in the business equipment and systems industries, founded in 1994. Technology, Inc. (Santa Clara), a leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA (1) (Electronic Design Automation) Using the computer to design, lay out, verify and simulate the performance of electronic circuits on a chip or printed circuit board. ) provider of reliability solutions, today announced that the companies have jointly developed the world's first logic-level reliability simulator -- Glacier(TM).
Glacier predicts circuit timing degradation and realizes trade-offs between performance and reliability.
Hot carrier induced degradation as well as electromigration affects VLSI VLSI: see integrated circuit.
(1) (Very Large Scale Integration) Between 100,000 and one million transistors on a chip. See SSI, MSI, LSI and ULSI.
(2) (VLSI Technology, Inc., Tempe, AZ, www.semiconductors. performance in deep submicron designs. Reliability simulators, like Glacier, help in improving design margins to be more competitive without sacrificing circuit lifetime.
"We developed this simulator with MEI, a leading global electronics company, for their system-on-a-chip IC designs," said Dr. Zhihong Liu, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of BTA Technology. "Glacier's unique technology performs up to 10,000 times faster than many in-house solutions and our own transistor-level reliability simulator, BTABERT, and achieves comparable accuracy."
Mr. Yoshifumi Okamoto, general manager of Matsushita's EDA Group, added: "We worked with BTA Technology to develop what we consider to be the most complete, close forms solution for analyzing the impact of hot carrier effects on our designs and improving our design margins. Glacier fits with our VLSI design flow, and is being used by our library developers, cell-based ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. designers, and physical verification Physical verification
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Glacier automatically characterizes library cells considering hot carrier effects, generates aged timing information, and analyzes performance shift from initial characterization. It works with commercially available EDA environment and supports the Verilog simulator, detailed standard parasitic format (DSPF DSPF Detailed Standard Parasitic Format
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Pricing and Availability
Glacier is available now from BTA Technology for $100,000 (USD USD
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About BTA Technology And Its Products and Services
BTA Technology, founded in 1993, provides solutions for the challenging problems facing the semiconductor industry in the deep-submicron arena. BTA Technology specializes in reliability simulation, device characterization and modeling. The company offers IC reliability simulators, like BTABERT; SPICE modeling and model parameter extraction tools -- BSIMPro and SIGMAPro; and noise and RF characterization tools.
The company also offers SPICE model parameter extraction services. The company is headquartered at 4633 Old Ironsides Drive, Suite 200, Santa Clara, CA 95054, 408/986-1011, Fax: 408/986-1012, email@example.com, http//www.btat.com.
Note to Editors: BTABERT, BSIMPro and SIGMAPro are trademarks of BTA Technology, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their owners.
CONTACT: ValleyPR (for BTA Technology) Georgia Marszalek, 650/345-7477 firstname.lastname@example.org www.btat.com or Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. Hirokazu Yonezawa, +81-75-956-9561 email@example.com