TechPowerUp reports that Samsung Foundry will use industry-leading electromagnetic (EM) simulation tools from Ansys, a simulation solution that will provide its semiconductor customers with a comprehensive, higher-volume, faster, and more integrated EM-aware design flow to accelerate on-chip design cycles, improve high-speed connectivity while helping to reduce design errors and associated risks.
(From: Ansys Press Release)
Ansys simulation tools enable Samsung Foundry to develop ultra-modern designs on advanced chips, nodes and process technologies, including 5G / 6G related applications.
"Specifically, Samsung designers can take advantage of EM design tools such as Ansys RaptorX, Ansys VeloceRF and Ansys Exalto. For small designs, this can help reduce time to market by 2-3 weeks. For complex designs, it can reduce the time to market by nearly 2 months. With features such as optimized calculations, modeling automation capabilities, and higher capacity, Ansys' tools and software will enable Samsung teams to design faster and with higher fidelity.
Sangyun Kim, corporate vice president of Samsung Electronics’ foundry design technology team, said.
"As electronic systems and process technologies continue to evolve, so does the industry's need for more leading-edge EM design capabilities. We believe Ansys' simulation solutions can meet these challenges and provide the highest level of proficiency for relevant design needs, while reducing design time, cost and various risks.
By integrating Ansys’ EM solution, Samsung designers can simulate complex on-chip scenarios, including virtual boards consisting of millions of metal sheets, in a fraction of the time.
In addition, Ansys provides near real-time modeling capabilities to protect designs from EM interference and other impacts, significantly reducing the risk of chip failure.
John Lee, vice president and general manager of Ansys’ Electronics, Semiconductors and Optics business unit, said.
"As global connectivity demands increase and technology advances, EM has become a major challenge for chip designers. For Ansys, we are also working to ensure that our own simulation solutions not only meet these growing demands, but also remain at the forefront of the industry. Finally, we are confident that Ansys' EM design portfolio will provide Samsung teams with the optimization tools they need for their chip designs.
The two companies are said to have a long history of collaboration in providing advanced solutions, including power integrity and electromigration verification methods for low-power mobile/high-performance computing applications.