MagnaChip Selects Synopsys' Proteus LRC for Lithography Verification

Proteus LRC Offers Highly Accurate Hotspot Detection with the Lowest Cost of Ownership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the adoption of Synopsys' Proteus™ LRC by MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. MagnaChip uses Proteus LRC in their production mask synthesis flow to identify hotspot locations in designs that are sensitive to variations in the manufacturing process. Detecting these locations early in the mask creation process improves yield by enabling hotspots to be mitigated prior to committing a design to manufacture.

"Our increasing design complexity requires a tool that accurately identifies manufacturing hotspots early in the mask creation flow when corrective action is most feasible," said Jung Lee, senior vice president of Platform Technology for MagnaChip's corporate engineering division. "Proteus LRC provides a cost-effective lithography verification solution with the accuracy and reliability we need to avoid yield-impacting hotspots."

The industry-proven accuracy of Synopsys' Proteus compact models and Synopsys' SentaurusTM Lithography rigorous models are combined in Proteus LRC to provide a highly accurate hotspot detection capability with optimized turnaround time. Proteus LRC uses this unique access to both compact and rigorous models to efficiently identify features that are sensitive to process variation. Efficient analysis of results and fast disposition of hotspots is facilitated by Proteus' Error Analysis Module, which merges the compact and rigorous model simulations into a single environment for review.

Proteus LRC is built on the Proteus engine and is integrated into Synopsys' Proteus Pipeline Technology, enabling an efficient single-flow solution from design tapeout to mask fracture. The Pipeline delivers concurrent processing at all stages of the mask synthesis and fracture flow to minimize I/O time for optimized handling of large terabyte datasets encountered at leading-edge technology nodes. The Proteus engine provides an industry-proven platform that is highly scalable to hundreds, even thousands, of CPUs. This enables control of turnaround time while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership through the use of standard x86 processor cores.

"The accuracy of Proteus LRC is a critical component for first-pass yield at companies like MagnaChip," said Howard Ko, senior vice president and general manager of the Silicon Engineering Group at Synopsys. "Proteus LRC delivers industry-leading accuracy with its unique access to compact and rigorous models while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership."

About MagnaChip Semiconductor
Headquartered in South Korea, MagnaChip Semiconductor is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications. MagnaChip Semiconductor has one of the broadest and deepest range of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platforms in the industry, supported by its 30-year operating history, a large portfolio of registered and pending patents, and extensive engineering and manufacturing process expertise. For more information, please visit

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. Learn more at

Editorial Contacts:

Tess Cahayag
Synopsys, Inc.
Email Contact

Lisa Gillette-Martin
MCA, Inc.
650-968-8900 ext. 115
Email Contact

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.

Synopsys, Inc.
MagnaChip Semiconductor

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
SENIOR GIS GAS SPECIALIST for James W. Sewall Company at , Any State in the USA
GIS - Systems Analyst for City of Olathe at Olathe, Kansas
Specifications Consultant for Avitru at Nationwide, Georgia
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Director of Process Engineering. for Tekni-Plex at Toledo, Ohio
Upcoming Events
2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference at Hyatt Regency Houston Houston TX - Mar 19 - 22, 2018
2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference at Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington DC - Mar 20 - 21, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Munich Germany - Apr 17, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Berlin Germany - Apr 18, 2018
Teledyne Optech
GEOINT2018 - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise