Moving from analog and custom design to complex SoCs (system-on-chips), design teams need pre-verified, design-proven IPs as building blocks to reduce time to market (TTM) of products for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications. Silvaco is unique in the industry by packaging, supporting, and selling silicon-proven design IP from major semiconductor companies, including Samsung Foundry, NXP, and Infineon, that enhance the TTM for our customers.
Silvaco also provides its own soft IP for digital design that have been used in hundreds of IoT products. Complementing our IP offerings, we provide enterprise-level IP management software for secure tracking of third-party or in-house IP components. With our patented fingerprint technology, design teams can authenticate IPs before they are used in a design, avoiding costly design iterations and silicon re-spins. Silvaco also offers a comprehensive tool suite for creation, optimization, and characterization of digital cell libraries, enabling IC design teams to explore the impact of alternative device models, design rules, and cell architectures to improve the performance of their SoCs.
Finally, designing SoCs in advanced process technologies requires analyses of statistical variation in IC manufacturing processes and operating conditions. Analysis of circuit structures across process, voltage, and temperature variations has traditionally consumed astronomical computing resources. Silvaco’s patented machine learning technology reduces this problem so that statistical simulation is practical and accurate. Designers can now make the right implementation decisions to develop efficient and reliable analog, RF, standard cells, IO, and memory designs.
Silvaco’s TCAD simulation of semiconductor devices combined with analog simulation of circuits reveals how device processing, structure and circuit operating environment affect the performance of a real design. Through a single design environment, engineers can realize optimal and reliable circuits. Our design optimization flow extends Moore’s’ law by improving circuit performance, reducing power and improving yield. By having the electronics design flow under one umbrella, Silvaco gives the industry the ability to make better ICs at lower cost.