Silicon and UMC Group Announce 0.25 um Silicon Results
SUNNYVALE, CA, ”X November 2, 1998 ”XVirtual Silicon Technology,
Inc., and UMC Group announced today 0.25 micron working silicon
that demonstrates the manufacturability of Virtual Silicon's Diplomat-25
libraries using UMC Group's 0.25 micron process. The test chip validates
Virtual Silicon's Diplomat-25 design rules at UMC Group and is a
major milestone for their multi-year joint marketing and technology
0.25 micron test-chip measurements have shown correct functionality
with timing correlation below 5 percent between simulations and
silicon. I/O functionality and slew rate control perform as in simulations.
Moreover, I/Os can provide 3.3V drive using just single-oxide process.
Reliability data exhibit over 300mA latch-up immunity at high temperature
and over 4KV ESD protection. Some high-density layout techniques
were verified as well.
are pleased with the successful results of our Silicon ShuttleTM
test-chip for Virtual Silicon and excited about our ongoing relationship,"
said Dr. Jim Ballingall, vice-president of worldwide marketing for
UMC Group. "The high-quality of Virtual Silicon's Diplomat-25
libraries gives our customers another proven source to implement
systems-on-silicon designs and capitalize on their market windows
using our industry leading 0.25 micron technology."
has been engineered to give our mutual customers the best in density
and performance for their chip designs," said Michael Kliment,
chief operating officer at Virtual Silicon. "The comprehensive
results demonstrated by the test chip is proof of UMC's excellent
process technology and evidence of their commitment to represent
only the best in library partnerships to their silicon customers."
Silicon's Diplomat-25 for UMC is available immediately. Evaluation
kits may be obtained from UMC or Virtual Silicon at no charge. Virtual
Silicon licenses and supports Diplomat-25 for UMC under a variety
of flexible end-user licensing arrangements.
Virtual Silicon Technology
Silicon Technology develops, markets, and supports Silicon Ready
libraries, physical design components, and services for complex
integrated circuits in 0.25 and 0.18 micron semiconductor process
technologies. The company provides process-specific and foundry-portable
versions of its Diplomat libraries and "hard" IP to ASIC
manufacturers, ASSP designers, and systems developers who demand
the highest quality, maximum performance, and optimum densities
for their semiconductor innovations. Working closely with third-party
vendors of semiconductor intellectual property (SIP), Virtual Silicon
Technology is establishing its cell-based technology as the foundation
for reuse and exchange of SIP manufactured at foundries throughout
the world. For more information on Virtual Silicon Technology and
its products, please direct customer inquiries to Mahesh Tirupattur
at (408) 548-2726, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or
go to www.virtual-silicon.com
Ready and Diplomat are trademarks of Virtual Silicon Technology