NanGate and Sagantec Collaborate to Automate Standard Cell Library Creation at 14nm-22nm

NanGate Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration with its EDA partner  Sagantec to provide a complete automated solution for standard cell library creation at the most advanced technologies.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 13, 2013 — As a result of the agreement NanGate will OEM Sagantec’s patented 2D dynamic compaction technology and integrate it within NanGate Library Creator™ platform. The seamless integration will provide leading edge 14nm standard cell layout creation and validation tools which will boost engineering productivity to the levels seen in previous process nodes. NanGate and Sagantec’s technologies complement each other and jointly enable users to produce sign-off quality DRC clean layouts in sub-22nm geometries.

“This collaboration solves some of the most challenging and time consuming issues in 22nm and below,” said Ole Christian Andersen, President a nd CEO at NanGate. “We invested over 8 years building NanGate Library Creator™ – the industry’s most comprehensive library automation platform. The integration of Sagantec’s 2D dynamic compaction is a major milestone for a complete solution in state-of-the-art technologies”.

“Customers are struggling with increased design rules complexity, use of double patterning, local interconnect and special layout forms,” said Alexandre Toniolo, VP of Business Development at NanGate. “They reported 3x to 10x increase in the time spent on transistor placement, routing and layout clean-up, when compared to the same tasks in previous nodes. With the addition of Sagantec’s 2D dynamic compaction engine, NanGate Library Creator™ provides the complete solution to overcome these challenges and quickly produce DRC correct layouts in 20nm and 14nm.”

“Sagantec’s nmigrate™ compaction engine was architected to address the new challenging rules of advanced process nodes and has already been proven on multiple 20nm and 14nm processes. nmigrate™ figures out the best solution considering all design rules, layout constraints and the interaction between them and delivers an optimized, DRC clean layout,” said Coby Zelnik, President and CEO of Sagantec. “Manual layout editing in 20nm and 14nm nodes is extremely time consuming. Sagantec’s nmigrate™ solves the key issue of managing complex design rules and plugs seamlessly into NanGate’s flow to provide the highest level of library layout automation.”

The bundled solution is expected to shorten time-to-market and will be sold by NanGate as an add-on option to NanGate Library Creator™. It will be made available to NanGate’s existing customers in March and to others during Q2 2013.

About NanGate

NanGate, a provider of physical intellectual property(IP) and a leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, offers tools and services for creation and validation of physical library IP, and analysis and optimization of digital design. NanGate’s suite of solutions includes Library Creator™ Platform, Design Optimizer™ and design services. NanGate's solution enables IC designers to improve performance and power by concurrently optimizing design and libraries. The solution, which complements existing design flows, delivers results that previously could only be achieved with resource intensive custom design techniques.

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About Sagantec

Sagantec accelerates implementation of physical silicon IP in advanced process technologies. Sagantec's electronic design automation solutions enable a dramatic shortcut in the successful deployment of new silicon technology through the use of physical design reuse, automatic process migration, DRC correction and DFM optimization. Sagantec's process migration tools are used to retarget designs to either the next technology node or to a different process at the same or previous technology node. For library, memory, analog and mixed-signal IP designers, Sagantec enables the fastest migration path to any process technology down to 14nm.

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NanGate Inc.
Alexandre Toniolo, +1-650-924-5099
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Sagantec Inc.
Coby Zelnik, +1-408-727-6290
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