Applied Wave Research (AWR) Press Release, 11-3-2008
AWR and austriamicrosystems Introduce Open Access Based SiGe Process
Kit for Analog Office(R) RFIC Design Environment
London, England and Unterpremstaetten, Austria -- November 3, 2008 - AWR and
austriamicrosystems AG today introduced an Open Access based process design kit (PDK) for austriamicrosystems S35
0.35-µm silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS process technology that is optimized for circuits operating up to 10 GHz
and beyond. The design kit lets users take full advantage of the industry-leading fabrication capabilities of
austriamicrosystems together with AWR's Analog Office RFIC design suite.
The PDK includes Monte Carlo simulation models and a set of Open Access (www.si2.org)
PyCells, developed using Ciranova's PyCell Studio. Available devices include a wide array of high-speed and
high-voltage bipolar transistors, NMOS and PMOS transistors, capacitors, resistors, and spiral inductors along
with electrostatic discharge and RF pad structures. The PDK also includes all electromagnetic (EM) stack-up
information required to perform EM analysis and parasitic extraction from within the Analog Office design
environment using AWR's EM Socket™ interface.
"One of our European customers will be using our advanced S35
process together with AWR's Analog Office software for their latest high frequency designs," said Hannes
Koreimann, Director Marketing Business Unit Full Service Foundry at austriamicrosystems. "This PDK gives our
mutual customers the benefit of using austriamicrosystems high performance S35 SiGe BiCMOS process with the
innovative software solution from AWR.
"There have been numerous requests to add austriamicrosystems'
advanced S35 process to our PDK offering," said Graeme Ritchie, Product Manger - Analog Office at AWR. "I'm very
pleased now to be able to offer this SiGe PDK to AWR's Analog Office users and to leverage its cross tool
accessibility via its Open Access roots.
The Analog Office RFIC PDK supporting austriamicrosystems S35
process is available now. Readers should contact their local AWR office for more information.
AWR is the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software that dramatically reduces development time
and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical
applications. The company's core technology is unique among high-frequency EDA platforms in that it is inherently
open and flexible. AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with innovative new technologies that enable
faster, more streamlined product development, the most recent of which are the ACE, RFA™, and AXIEM tools. The
privately-held company has thousands of users, and is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El
Segundo, Calif. 90245. For more information about AWR and its products, please visit
austriamicrosystems' business unit Full Service Foundry has
successfully positioned itself in the analog/mixed-signal foundry market offering well-established RF CMOS,
High-Voltage CMOS, BiCMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS processes. With superior support during the design phase, high-end tools
and experienced engineers, austriamicrosystems succeeds to be an attractive analog foundry partner especially for
fabless design houses. austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs,
combining more than 25 years of analog design and system expertise with state-of-the-art manufacturing and test
facilities. The company leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading
customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems
focuses on the areas of power management, sensors and sensor interfaces, and mobile entertainment in the
communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets, and offers a full-service foundry service.
austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (ticker: AMS). For more information, please visit
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