Primarius NanoSpice™ Simulator Certified for Samsung Foundry 8nm Process Technology


Primarius Technologies today announced that its NanoSpicehigh-performance parallel SPICE simulator has been certified for Samsung Foundry’s 8nm technology. NanoSpice helps Samsung Foundry’s customers to verify their designs with better convergence and accuracy confidence on default mode.  

Samsung’s 8nm 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. Verified under Samsung Foundry's EDA certification program in this process technology, NanoSpiceprovides good simulation convergence and accuracy, which helps Samsung Foundry’s customers to design with confidence and shorten design cycle. NanoSpiceis 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 8nm process.

As a new generation high-capacity, high-performance parallel SPICE simulator, NanoSpice is designed for the most challenging simulation jobs, such as large post-layout analog circuit simulations that require high capacity, high speed, and high accuracy all at the same time. Its superior parallelization technologies enable efficient circuit simulation with up to 50 million circuit elements.

“Samsung and Primarius have achieved joint success with NanoSpice™ certification at Samsung Foundry's 8nm process. We are happy that our mutual customers can now utilize NanoSpice™ in our 8nm process providing ultimate PPA and cost-effectiveness without EUV” said Sangyun Kim, Vice President of Foundry Design Technology Team at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung has been a long-time customer of our EDA products and we continue to improve our technology to meet the simulation challenges presented by cutting edge technologies.” 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.

About NanoSpice™ - the New Generation Parallel SPICE Simulator, please refer to

  • AccuracyPure SPICE engine matching industry's highest accuracy standard
  • CapacityCircuit capacity 5X+ larger than traditional solutions - without circuit reduction
  • Performance2X + faster than other solutions with the same precision
  • CompatibilityStandard input/output formats and fully compatible SPICE features

About Primarius:

As a leading provider 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.