Samsung Foundry Certifies Primarius NanoSpice™ Simulator for 14nm LPP Technology


Primarius Technologies today announced that Samsung Foundry has certified its NanoSpice™, a high-performance parallel SPICE simulator, for advanced IC design with Samsung Foundry’s 14nm low power performance (LPP) technology. NanoSpice™ support is now enabled by Samsung Foundry’s design kits which is available to design companies worldwide.  


Samsung’s 14LPP process technology is engineered to improve overall yield, reduce power consumption, and improve performance over previous process nodes, which requires fast and accurate circuit simulation and verification tools to support advanced IC designs. NanoSpice™ helps Samsung Foundry’s customers to verify their analog and mixed-signal designs with accuracy confidence as well as fast simulation speed. NanoSpice™ is also the simulation engine of BSIMProPlus, the leading SPICE modeling tool provided by Primarius, that ensured the accuracy and quality of SPICE models for the 14LPP process.


 “Samsung and Primarius have founded the cooperation system to surely advantage mutual customers through NanoSpice, and we are happy that NanoSpice is now certified for all designs start on Samsung foundry's 14LPP process.” said Sangyun Kim, Vice President of Foundry Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics. “The supreme technology combined Samsung foundry with Primarius delivers the competence to easily verify advanced and innovative ICs for rapidly improving IC markets and applications.”


NanoSpice™ is a new generation high-capacity, high-performance parallel SPICE simulator, designed for the most challenging simulation jobs, such as large post-layout analog circuit simulations requiring capacity, speed, and accuracy simultaneously. NanoSpice’s superior parallelization technologies handle generic circuit simulation with up to 50M+ circuit elements. NanoSpice series products also include NanoSpcie Giga, a GigaSPICE simulator, and NanoSpice Pro, a FastSPICE simulator, that are tailored to meet the simulation needs of large blocks or full chip memory or SoC designs with billion circuit elements.


“Samsung has been a long-time customer of our EDA products.” remarks Dr. Zhihong Liu, Primarius’ Chairman and CEO. “We welcome the opportunity to be part of the ecosystem supporting this important process node, NanoSpice™ fits the performance and accuracy requirements of the toughest design verification needs with its full range of simulation capacities from small blocks to full chip designs, and can help achieve goals that would be difficult to reach without our circuit simulation solutions.


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About Primarius:

As a leader in large-scale and high-performance circuit simulation, advanced device modeling and semiconductor parametric testing, Primarius is committed to delivering innovative EDA solution from data to simulation, which enables efficient Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) in real engineering practices during technology development and chip design at advanced process nodes.


Primarius was founded in 2010 by a group of industry veterans, and has multiple worldwide offices. It has over 100 worldwide customers including all top foundries, tier-one memory houses, and most other leading semiconductor companies.