TowerJazz, a specialty foundry leader, and Tanner EDA, a provider of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, announced a joint initiative to develop Process Design Kits (PDK) for analog/mixed-signal (A/MS) designers using Tanner EDA’s HiPer Silicon™ software. This collaboration gives Tanner EDA customers access to TowerJazz’s innovative 0.18- and 0.35-micron power management process platform and TowerJazz customers access to Tanner EDA’s A/MS tools for a complete IC design solution.
"Tanner EDA offers a perfect blend of price-performance, flexibility and interoperability that addresses the needs of our analog/mixed-signal IC design customers," said Ori Galzur, VP, VLSI Design Center for TowerJazz. "By working with EDA vendors such as Tanner EDA, we can provide our mutual customers with an advanced power management platform and customized design capabilities to achieve more predictable designs. This will enable them to decrease design cycle time and achieve a time-to-market advantage for their high performance and differentiated power management solutions."
"From my power management design experience, the key to first pass success and quicker design cycles is a consistent design environment. Combining TowerJazz’s advanced power management platform with Tanner EDA’s specialized IC design tools will provide this to the industry," said Marijana Vukicevic, Senior Analyst, Power Management at iSuppli.