Certification enables customers to leverage AMS solutions

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a global semiconductor foundry, has announced that the Cadence® analog/mixed-signal (AMS) IC design flow has achieved certification for UMC´s 28HPC+ process technology, the company said.

With this certification, mutual Cadence and UMC customers have access to a comprehensive AMS solution for designing automotive, industrial Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) chips using 28HPC+ technology. The complete AMS flow, based on UMC´s Foundry Design Kit (FDK), includes an actual demonstration circuit with a highly automated circuit design, layout, signoff and verification flow that enables more seamless design on 28HPC+.

The Cadence AMS flow incorporates the proven custom/analog, digital and verification platforms, and supports the broader Cadence Intelligent System Design™ strategy, accelerating SoC design excellence. The AMS flow features integrated standard cell digital capabilities that are well suited for digitally assisted analog designs, and is an ideal solution for customers developing automotive, industrial IoT and AI applications using the 28HPC+ technology.

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company´s Intelligent System Design strategy helps customers develop differentiated products–from chips to boards to intelligent systems–in mobile, consumer, cloud data center, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine´s 100 Best companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC´s comprehensive foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company´s sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include world-class 28nm High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm FinFET volume production, specialty process platforms specifically developed for AI, 5G and IoT applications and the automotive industry´s highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in vehicles. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.