Sequence Design, the EDA leader in power-aware SoC design solutions, announced it has become an Advanced IBM Business Partner, and its Columbus-AMS extraction technology is now validated as “Ready for IBM Technology” (RFIT) for IBM’s industry-leading BiCMOS and CMOS-RF process technologies.
The RFIT program helps IBM’s foundry customers speed time to market, reduce development risk, lower development costs, and improve return on investment by identifying design solutions that IBM has validated for compatibility with its foundry technologies.
“We have been working with Sequence Design’s Columbus-AMS since 2000. Columbus has been a consistent performer, used by our foundry customers to tape out a large number of complex designs,” said Ned Cahoon, manager of the IBM Foundry Business Partner program. “Columbus-AMS supports eight IBM foundry technologies. We are impressed with its accuracy, versatility, and ease of use.”
The Columbus extraction product family is part of Sequence’s high-performance, low-power design lineup: PowerTheater, CoolPower, CoolCheck, and CoolTime. Columbus-AMS is both a foundation for the company’s RTL-to-silicon, power-aware design tools for SoCs and the industry’s leading RLC parasitic extraction tool for high-performance digital and analog/mixed-signal designs. Sequence customers have taped out over 200 successful, high-performance designs using Columbus-AMS extraction.
Sequence Design accelerates the ability of SoC designers to bring high-performance, power-aware ICs quickly to market. Sequence’s power and signal- integrity software solutions give customers the competitive advantage necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite the demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of nanometer design. Sequence serves over 150 customers worldwide, in application segments such as consumer, wireless, mobile computing, multimedia, cell phones, digital cameras, network-on-chip processors, and other power-sensitive markets. Sequence has worldwide development and field-service operations and is privately held.