GLOBALFOUNDRIES Partners with Synopsys, Mentor, and Keysight on Interoperable Process Design Kit (iPDK) Support for 22FDX

Open짯Ac짯cess-based iPDK pro짯vi짯des a choice of design suite tools for deve짯lo짯pers working on GF셲 best-in-class 22FDX platform

San짯ta Cla짯ra, Calif., July 21, 2020  GLOBALFOUNDRIES짰 (GF짰) today announ짯ced the release and dis짯tri짯bu짯ti짯on of Open짯Ac짯cess iPDK libra짯ri짯es opti짯mi짯zed for its 22FDX짰 (22nm FD-SOI) plat짯form. With its best-in-class per짯for짯mance, power con짯sump짯ti짯on, and broad fea짯ture inte짯gra짯ti짯on capa짯bi짯li짯ty, GF셲 dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted 22FDX plat짯form is the solu짯ti짯on of choice for desi짯gners and inno짯va짯tors working in 5G mmWa짯ve, edge AI, Inter짯net of Things (IoT), auto짯mo짯ti짯ve, satel짯li짯te com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯ons, secu짯ri짯ty, and other applications.

The open-stan짯dard based iPDK offers the same level of func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty and per짯for짯mance as PDKs desi짯gned for spe짯ci짯fic ven짯dor tools, while hel짯ping enable inter짯ope짯ra짯bi짯li짯ty and com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty among dif짯fe짯rent design tool sui짯tes. Tools inclu짯ding: the Cus짯tom Com짯pi짯ler꽓 solu짯ti짯on from Syn짯op짯sys; Tan짯nerTM soft짯ware solu짯ti짯ons from Men짯tor, a Sie짯mens busi짯ness; PathWa짯ve Advan짯ced Design Sys짯tem (ADS) from Key짯sight Tech짯no짯lo짯gies; and any other tool sup짯port짯ing Open짯Ac짯cess will now be able to use GF iPDK libra짯ri짯es for its 22FDX plat짯form. GF셲 iPDK will con짯sist of Open짯Ac짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy files, sym짯bols, com짯po짯nent descrip짯ti짯on for짯mat (CDF), TCL call짯backs, net짯lis짯ting infor짯ma짯ti짯on, and PyCells.

The 22FDX iPDK is released and available along짯side other EDA-spe짯ci짯fic 22FDX PDK bundles.

Pro짯cess design kits are cri짯ti짯cal for enab짯ling our cli짯ents to ensu짯re their designs are of high qua짯li짯ty and opti짯mi짯zed for manu짯fac짯tu짯ring on GF셲 dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted plat짯forms, said Richard Tri짯hy, vice pre짯si짯dent of design ena짯blem짯ent at GF. 쏣xpan짯ding our sup짯port to iPDK pro짯vi짯des our cli짯ents grea짯ter fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty to use the design suite tools of their choice. The col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ve natu짯re of iPDK ulti짯m짯ate짯ly leads to redu짯ced design cos짯ts and grea짯ter value crea짯ti짯on for our cli짯ents and our industry. 

Glo짯bal짯Found짯ries and Syn짯op짯sys have a long짯stan짯ding col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on to enable mutu짯al cus짯to짯mers with open and inter짯ope짯ra짯ble EDA tech짯no짯lo짯gy and IP for Glo짯bal짯Found짯ries pro짯cess nodes, said Charles Mat짯ar, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent of Sys짯tem Solu짯ti짯ons and Eco짯sys짯tem Ena짯blem짯ent in the Design Group at Syn짯op짯sys. 쏣xten짯ding the adop짯ti짯on of open stan짯dard-based inter짯ope짯ra짯ble PDK helps acce짯le짯ra짯te and broa짯den the abili짯ty of advan짯ced IP and SoC teams to levera짯ge Glo짯bal짯Found짯ries 22FDX platform.

Mentor셲 enter짯pri짯se-rea짯dy, full flow cus짯tom IC design envi짯ron짯ment, tog짯e짯ther with the out짯stan짯ding blend of per짯for짯mance and low power that GF22FDX pro짯ces짯ses deli짯ver are a gre짯at com짯bi짯na짯ti짯on for our shared IoT and power manage짯ment cus짯to짯mers, said Greg Lebsack, gene짯ral mana짯ger of IC Design Solu짯ti짯ons at Men짯tor. 쏧nter짯ope짯ra짯bi짯li짯ty gives our mutu짯al cli짯ents the choice and fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty that best ser짯ve their busi짯ness objec짯ti짯ves. We are plea짯sed that our cus짯to짯mers can now levera짯ge Glo짯bal짯Found짯ries 22FDX plat짯form with the new iPDK.

Key짯sight applauds Glo짯bal짯Found짯ries for taking the important step of pro짯vi짯ding iPDK sup짯port for its 22FDX plat짯form, said Tom Lil짯lig, Gene짯ral Mana짯ger of PathWa짯ve Soft짯ware Solu짯ti짯ons at Key짯sight Tech짯no짯lo짯gies. 쏷he design com짯mu짯ni짯ty will bene짯fit from the oppor짯tu짯ni짯ty to shor짯ten the pro짯duct design-cycle for chips, as well as simu짯la짯ting chip per짯for짯mance, on 22FDX, with Keysight셲 RFIC solu짯ti짯ons for design and simu짯la짯ti짯on in PathWa짯ve Advan짯ced Design Sys짯tem (ADS), PathWa짯ve RFIC Design (Gold짯en짯Ga짯te), and RFPro. This announce짯ment is fur짯ther pro짯of of the value of col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ve iPDKs to our industry.

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world셲 lea짯ding spe짯cial짯ty foundry. GF deli짯vers dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted fea짯ture-rich solu짯ti짯ons that enable its cli짯ents to deve짯lop inno짯va짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts for high-growth mar짯ket seg짯ments. GF pro짯vi짯des a broad ran짯ge of plat짯forms and fea짯tures with a uni짯que mix of design, deve짯lo짯p짯ment and fabri짯ca짯ti짯on ser짯vices. With an at-sca짯le manu짯fac짯tu짯ring foot짯print span짯ning the U.S., Euro짯pe and Asia, GF has the fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and agi짯li짯ty to meet the dyna짯mic needs of cli짯ents across the glo짯be. GF is owned by Muba짯d짯a짯la Invest짯ment Com짯pa짯ny. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit