AUSTIN, Texas & MUNICH, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 8, 2011 — The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) and MunEDA today announced that MunEDA has joined Si2 and will take part in the Si2’s Open Process Design Kit Coalition (OPDKC).
“We joined Si2 because it is the key organization for innovation and standardization in the EDA and semiconductor industry,” said Andreas Ripp, MunEDA Vice President Sales & Marketing. “We will mainly collaborate in the Si2 OpenPDK coalition to bring in and share our deep knowledge in design analysis, modeling and optimization methodologies with the other Si2 partners.”
“Si2 constantly strives to offer value and service to our member companies,” said Steve Schulz, president and chief executive officer of Si2. “This is evidenced by our strong and expending membership base and new projects such as the OpenPDK Coalition. We are very pleased that MunEDA is joining Si2 and is committed to bringing its special knowledge in circuit sizing and variation analysis to the Initiative.”
The OpenPDK Coalition from Si2 will enable greater efficiency in PDK development, verification and delivery, and will provide equivalent support to all foundries, EDA tool vendors, intellectual property (IP) providers and end users. Its goal is to define a set of open standards for a PDK structure portable across foundries and agnostic to EDA tools, that supports all process nodes up through 22-nanometer and beyond, including high-voltage analog processes.
Si2 is the largest organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Now in its 23rd year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 represents nearly 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. http://www.si2.org
Founded in 2001, MunEDA provides leading EDA technology for analysis and optimization of yield and performance of analog, mixed-signal and digital designs. MunEDA´s products and solutions enable customers to reduce the design times of their circuits and to maximize robustness and yield. MunEDA´s solutions are in industrial use by leading semiconductor companies in the areas of communication, computer, memories, automotive, and consumer electronics. WiCkeDTM is a comprehensive and powerful software tool suite for manual, semi- and full automatic analysis and yield optimization of analog, mixed signal and digital circuits. MunEDA has offices in Munich, Germany (Headquarter) and Sunnyvale, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.). MunEDA is represented by leading EDA distribution companies worldwide in USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and others. Please refer to www.muneda.com/contact
Ben Grasenack, +49-(0)89-930 86-330