austriamicrosystems Adopts Nangate’s Library CreatorTM for Digital Cell Library IP Development

Industry leading digital cell library creation and characterization solution deployed at austriamicrosystems to considerably increase library development productivity and improve IP portfolio performance and quality

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 9, 2010 — Nangate, the leading supplier of digital cell library development and design optimization solutions, and austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS) today announced that austriamicrosystems has successfully implemented the Nangate Library CreatorTM Platform to improve the productivity and cost effectiveness of its digital cell library intellectual property (IP) development. austriamicrosystems is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs and focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry.

Nangate Library Creator is the industry’s most versatile, fully integrated and easy-to-use solution for digital cell library creation and optimization. It is widely recognized as delivering enhanced designer productivity and control in building a wide range of digital cell library IP. Visit booth 1362 at DAC in Anaheim, June 14-16 for a Library Creator demo; click here to schedule a meeting.

In deploying Nangate Library Creator, austriamicrosystems has increased the effectiveness of its digital IP development teams by enabling them to build digital cell libraries which have enhanced performance beyond the capabilities of commercially available cell libraries. This has greatly enhanced their capability to deliver robust, high performance and energy efficient silicon solutions and also to supply their foundry customers with higher quality IP.

Nangate’s tool suite constitutes a revolutionary new class of EDA solutions that increases the efficiency of digital blocks in complex Mixed-Signal CMOS ICs to levels that were previously only achievable with extensive manual efforts and very large design teams leading to lower IC power consumption, reduced manufacturing costs and shorter time-to-market.

“Nangate’s Library Creator tool suite has enabled our library development team to develop higher density and performance standard cell libraries than we could obtain externally,” said Thomas Riener, Vice President and General Manager BU Full Service Foundry, at austriamicrosystems. “The tool suite continues to help austriamicrosystems increase the efficiency and significantly reduce the cost of developing digital cell libraries for our specialty analog/mixed-signal process technologies.”

“austriamicrosystems has long had a reputation for producing products and systems with the lowest power consumption and highest accuracy,” said Ole Christian Andersen, President and CEO at Nangate. “We are pleased that austriamicrosystems has selected Nangate’s Library Creator tool suite as their platform of choice to increase IP development productivity and to enable development of the highest performing cell library IP for their own silicon developments and foundry customers.”

About Nangate

Nangate, a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software and physical silicon intellectual property (IP) for Integrated Circuits offers tools and services for physical library IP creation, characterization, optimization and validation. Nangate’s solution enables IC power, yield loss and costs to be significantly reduced, while increasing performance and productivity. The solution integrates seamlessly with all major EDA SoC design flows. Nangate’s MegaLibrary concept, a very large pre-validated standard cell library in conjunction with Nangate Design Optimizer, provides fabless companies with benefits only custom designers have had access to in the past.

About austriamicrosystems

austriamicrosystems’ business unit Full Service Foundry has successfully positioned itself in the analog/mixed-signal foundry market offering well-established RF CMOS, High-Voltage CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe-BiCMOS and embedded EEPROM processes. With superior support during the design phase, high-end tools and experienced engineers, austriamicrosystems succeeds to be an attractive analog foundry partner especially for fabless design houses.

austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 27 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker: AMS).


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