SOURCE: Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc.

March 25, 2015 03:00 ET

Forza Silicon Picks Silicon Frontline's P2P for Fast, Early, Full-Chip IR Drop Analysis and Resistance Mapping of Image Sensors

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc., a leading provider of electrical and physical verification for IC layout, today announced that Forza Silicon, a leader of advanced image sensor and mixed-signal IC designs, has selected the company's P2P (IR Drop and Resistance Mapping) for fast, early IR Drop analysis and full-chip verification of their CMOS image sensors.

"Forza Silicon is focused on providing customers with cutting-edge image sensor solutions and we have stringent verification requirements in order to deliver high quality imagers," said Kevin Johnson, CAD Manager at Forza Silicon. "We selected Silicon Frontline's P2P to perform full-chip powernet analysis of our CMOS image sensors designs because it meets our accuracy, speed and quality standards."

P2P provides the world's fastest powernet verification for nanometer analog, mixed-signal, memory, and custom digital circuits. P2P is a powerful solution that combines interconnect extraction and analysis to help designers create and verify robust power networks. It is usable throughout the design cycle, from early physical design (think architecture and planning) through to final post-layout verification at tape-out. P2P is a very flexible tool, with several operating modes that provide both qualitative and quantitative analyses.

Resistance Mapping may be performed at any point in the design cycle, allowing early identification and fixes of problem areas. This ensures detailed IR drop and electromigration (EM) analysis is performed with a good candidate design, providing faster time to design closure and earlier market entry.

"We are delighted that Forza Silicon has adopted P2P for powernet verification of their advanced digital imaging solutions," said Yuri Feinberg, President and CEO of Silicon Frontline Technology. "It further validates that Silicon Frontline Technology is an essential partner to leading edge companies designing a wide variety of analog mixed-signal SOCs and imaging sensor applications."

About Silicon Frontline Technology

Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. provides layout verification software that works with existing design flows from major EDA vendors. The company's software products are in use at over 40 customers, including 8 of the top 20 semiconductor vendors. For more information please visit www.siliconfrontline.com. For sales or general assistance, please email info@SiliconFrontline.com.

About Forza Silicon

Forza Silicon (Pasadena, CA - www.forzasilicon.com) is a privately-held, global leader in fabless semiconductor design, specializing in analog/mixed-signal and highly sensitive, advanced CMOS image sensors for visible and infrared digital camera applications. Forza Silicon's Custom IC Design and Integrated Production Services model offers a complete end-to-end solution from circuit design to the delivery of highly reliable production parts. Our consultative approach with clients, combined with our deep understanding of CMOS imaging technology and proven design process minimizes risk and reduces production costs, while providing state-of-the-art designs that accelerate time-to-market. Application areas include biomedical, automotive, mobile phones, digital signage, military/defense, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), digital cinematography, industrial, and more.

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