WIN Semiconductors Releases New Foundry DesignKits
for use with
Agilent's Advanced Design System
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2007 -- WIN Semiconductors. today announced the availability of
a leading edge process design kit (PDK) for Enhancement/Depletion-Mode PHEMT PD50-01 process
technology. The WIN PDK, developed for use with Advanced Design System (ADS) from Agilent
Technologies, enables radio-frequency (RF) and microwave designers to design low cost integrated ICs
composed of switches, LNAs, Mixers and logic circuitry operating to X-Band and beyond.
“WIN Semiconductors is excited to offer this kit to RF design engineers who use the industry
leading Agilent ADS design tools and are looking to minimize design time on the PD50-01 process.
This is the first commercially available kit for the PD50-01 process that offers seamless
integration between layout and schematic. This will enable our customers to bring their products to
market more quickly.” said Gary St. Onge , Vice President of Technical Marketing at WIN
Semiconductors. The WIN PD50-01 kit supports a complete ADS front-to-back MMIC design flow with DRC
and includes microstrip lines, discontinuities, scalable capacitors, inductors and resistors, pads,
vias and active devices (HEMTs) at multiple biases. Later this year WIN Semiconductors will offer
ADS compatible kits for other processes such as the newly released H2W process which combines E/D
pHEMT and HBT technologies. “We've had a long and productive working relationship with WIN,” said
Anitha Swaminathan, foundry program manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. “With the combination
of ADS and the WIN design kits, our mutual customers have access to a powerful, integrated MMIC
design solution for a fast and efficient design flow.”
WIN Semiconductors is the world's leading GaAs foundry offering wafer, DC&RF testing and visual
inspection services. For more information about WIN Semiconductors visit www.winfoundry.com.
Agilent ADS offers powerful simulation, schematic and seamless integration with layout and DRC
capability for complete front-to-back MMIC design in an integrated flow. For more information about
Agilent's EDA solutions visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof.