tech news-Synopsys 65-nm PDKs for Globalfoundries

EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. said Monday (July 11) it collaborated with Globalfoundries Inc. to develop, validate, support and distribute interoperable process design kits (PDKs) for Globalfoundries’ mainstream and advanced process technologies.
The Globalfoundries 65-nm PDKs are available now, with additional PDKs planned for delivery later in 2011, Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) said. The PDKs have been fully validated with Synopsys’ custom design solution, including the Galaxy Custom Designer tool, HSpice circuit simulator, CustomSim circuit simulator, IC Validator physical verification tool and StarRC extraction tool, Synopsys said.
“Interoperable PDKs accelerate and broaden designer access to new process nodes, promote design reuse and portability,” said Paul Lo, senior vice president and general manager of the Analog/Mixed-Signal Group at Synopsys, in a statement.