Agilent Technologies Announces Breakthrough in Device Modeling Speed,
Engineers Using IC-CAP Platform Report 50-Percent Faster Extraction
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies
Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a major breakthrough in device modeling
speed and efficiency with its Integrated Circuit Characterization and
Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform. Device modeling engineers
are reporting extraction flow improvements of up to 50 percent when
using the new modeling algorithms and data interface in IC-CAP.
“We worked very closely with major foundries in Taiwan and the U.S.
to identify their most important, next-generation modeling requirements,”
said Jim McGillivary, general manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division.
“These customers told us that process characterization is on the critical
path to their success. Today’s announcement emphasizes our significant
and ongoing investment in device modeling. And what’s really exciting
is that these customers are responding by standardizing on our flow.”
According to McGillivary, the increased investment in IC-CAP
is consistent with the company’s broader strategy to expand its overall
high-frequency EDA offering with a combination of internal development,
partnerships and acquisitions. The strategy includes the recent acquisition
of the Eagleware-Elanix line of price-performance RF circuit and system
design software, and recent plans to introduce a new product for full
3D electromagnetic simulation.
IC-CAP software is used by semiconductor
foundries to accurately characterize foundry processes, resulting in
reduced design cycles, decreased manufacturing costs and faster time
More information about IC-CAP 2006A is available
image of Agilent’s EDA solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-IC-CAP2006A_image.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
IC-CAP 2006A is available now,
with prices starting at approximately $13,000. Current IC-CAP customers
with active support contracts will receive the 2006A release as a free
software upgrade. The new features described in this release are included
in the BSIM4.4 toolkit, available now for IC-CAP 2006A.
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