|[February 21, 2013]
Lorentz Solution, Inc. and Stanford University Receive Customer Choice Award for TSMC 2012 OIP Ecosystem Forum Paper on Electromagnetic Design for Silicon Millimeterwave IC
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Lorentz Solution, Inc., the world's leading provider of Electromagnetic
(EM) Design Platform Solutions for RF and High Speed Integrated Circuit
(IC) Design, received TSMC's Customer Choice Award for its paper
presented at the 2012 TSMC Open Innovation Platform® (OIP) Ecosystem
Forum in Silicon Valley. The paper was co-authored with Stanford
University and focused on electromagnetic modeling of critical
interconnect in millimeter wavelength (MMW) designs.
TSMC's 2012 OIP Ecosystem Forum brought together over 1,000 individuals
who represent the top semiconductor design talent in Silicon Valley. The
program for the event consists of over 30 papers. Based on attendee
feedback, the top papers are selected for the Customer Choice Award.
Stanford has been pursuing cutting edge research on circuits operating
at MMW frequencies. Interconnect electromagnetic behavior becomes a
primary concern in such designs. The paper described how PeakView High
Frequency Designer (HFD) was used to easily capture and include this
information in the circuit simulation. Designers use HFD after their
normal RC extraction to add EM models for critical interconnect.
Stanford fabricated the circuit at TSMC. The paper shows the correlation
between the simulation using HFD and the actual silicon. Presenting the
paper were Lorentz Solution founder Jinsong Zhao and Stanford researcher
"We are very honored that the distinguished audience at the TSMC OIP
Forum highly valued our presentation," said Lorentz's Founder and
President Jinsong Zhao, "The results presented in our paper show the
necessity of combining leading edge electromagnetic analysis with
designer-enabling flow integration. It's our contribution to the
ecosystem to address the impending EM-centric IC design paradigm shift."
"The audience fully appreciated how PeakView was used to capture EM
effects at 50 to 70 GHz in our designs. Traditional RC extraction is not
adequate for analysis of differential transmission lines, CPW lines and
interconnect at these frequencies," said co-author Kamal Aggarwal of
Stanford. "Peakview HFD allows for a significant automation of
electromagnetic based design."
"This collaboration shows the value in the OIP design ecosystem," said
Suk Lee, TSMC Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.
"Silicon correlation at TSMC validates Lorentz's high-frequency design
technology that helps circuit designers verify next generation
millimeterwave designs with confidence."
About Lorentz Solution, Inc.
Lorentz Solution, Inc. is the industry leader in supplying
electromagnetic (EM) design capabilities to the RF, high-speed analog
and high-speed digital design community. PeakView™ EM Design Platform,
Lorentz's flagship product, is widely adopted by top IDM, fabless
companies and semiconductor foundries. Based in Santa Clara, California,
USA with initial funding from US-based VC firms, Lorentz Solution is
continuing its multi-year profitable growth.
Lorentz Solution, PeakView® EM Design Platform, PCircuit are
trademarks of Lorentz Solution, Inc. All other registered trademarks are
the property of their respective holders.
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