Silicon Frontline Technology Press Release - February 24, 2011
Faraday Picks Silicon Frontline’s F3D for Accurate Post-Layout 3D Extraction of Analog and Digital Converters
Campbell, CA February 24,2011 –
Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. (SFT), an
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company, in the post-layout verification market focused on solutions for
nanometer design applications, announced today that after an extensive evaluation of post-layout verification tool
offerings Faraday picked Silicon Frontline’s
for its accurate 3D extraction. The high accuracy results of F3D for Faraday’s Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs)
made it the only tool to match silicon and achieve the desired accuracy.
“Our highly sensitive ADC circuits have a very tight tolerance and we found that only Silicon Frontline’s F3D
was capable of delivering the results we needed with exceptional performance and the required accuracy,” said Dr.
Yu, Director of Faraday. “The matching of differential signals is critical in analog designs and F3D was able to
highlight if and when any differences occurred.”
Silicon Frontline’s post-layout verification software
delivers Guaranteed Accuracy, full-chip capacity and performance at least 20 times faster than other commercial
field solvers. Users specify the level of accuracy desired, net by net, at the block level or with regular
expressions. In this way, the resulting parasitics are guaranteed correct within the specified accuracy range for
better design quality.
“Our 3D post-layout verification software continues to be accepted and used by the
world’s leading semiconductor companies,” said Yuri Feinberg, CEO. “We are proud to have Faraday choose our highly
accurate 3D post-layout extraction software product,
F3D, for post-layout verification of
Silicon Frontline’s software has been used to
accurately verify over 300 electronic designs to date. The company’s customers use its software to analyze
power devices, improve image sensors, ADCs, flash memories, differential signals and nanometer and Analog Mixed
Signal (A/MS) designs. The customer list includes 10 of the world’s top 30 semiconductor companies. In addition,
leading foundries have validated Silicon Frontline’s products for use with their nanometer design technologies and
About Silicon Frontline’s Products F3D
(Fast 3D) is used for fast 3D extraction and
(Resistive 3D) is used for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures. F3D is chosen for its
nanometer and Analog Mixed Signal (A/MS) design verification accuracy, and R3D for analysis that leads to
improvements in the reliability and efficiency of semiconductor power devices.