SEMATECH AWARDS OEA INTERNATIONAL WITH CHDS CONTRACT
Santa Clara, CA Aug 9, 1999 - OEA International, Inc. announces the receipt of a contract from SEMATECH for the development of high accuracy design tools for deep submicron designs. The contract will significantly enhance OEAs Chip Parasitic Extraction and Signal Integrity Verification (CPE&SIV) tools to help design VLSIs with geometries down to 130 nanometers. The OEA tools, along with tools from other EDA vendors, will be compatible with Chip Hierarchical Design System (CHDS technical data) tool standard being promoted by SEMATECH and its member companies. OEA is the key contributor in providing high accuracy parasitic extraction for timing calculation and power distribution network analysis tools.
As indicated in the National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, feature size will continue to scale down and chip sizes will continue to grow. As this trend continues, interconnect has become the major factor in determining timing and performance in VLSI circuits. It has become necessary to model critical interconnect more accurately in order to meet the needs of timing and signal integrity. OEA, working with SEMATECH, will be meeting these needs by enhancing five major products, NET-AN a 3-D Critical Net Parasitic Extractor; P-GRID, a 3-D Power Distribution Network Analyzer; P-PLAN and RING Designer for Power Distribution Network Floorplanning and Design Rule Analysis; and TECH-AN, an IC Process Statistical Analyzer. OEA will also use its expertise to study the effects of on-chip inductance and advise SEMATECH member companies on the need for inductance extraction in VLSI design.
High Accuracy Net Parasitic Extraction
IC Process Statistical Analysis Tool
Power Distribution Network Analysis and Floorplanning
With these SEMATECH driven enhancements to OEA products, SEMATECH Member Companies will be reaping the benefits of early access to the latest OEA product releases to enhance there competitive edge in design capability.
OEA International, Inc. designs and licenses state-of-the-art signal integrity software for the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. OEA's software is designed to be extremely high performance and handle very complex models with a high degree of accuracy. OEA products are used to substantially increase engineering productivity and first time success in the design of interconnect and packaging technologies for sophisticated electronic systems and integrated circuits. Additional information is available at www.oea.com.
SEMATECH is a non-profit research and development consortium of U.S. semiconductor manufacturing companies, including AMD, Compaq/Digital, Conexant, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. International SEMATECH is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEMATECH consisting of the SEMATECH companies and the following non-U.S. companies: Hyundai, Infineon Technologies (formerly Siemens), Philips, STMicroelectronics and TSMC. Additional information is available at www.sematech.org.
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