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Ansys RedHawk-SC Multiphysics Signoff Solution Achieves Certification On All TSMC Advanced Process Technologies

Ansys and TSMC extend partnership to deliver high-speed and high-capacity power integrity signoff design solutions spanning 16nm to 5nm processes

PITTSBURGH, May 6, 2020 – Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) achieved certification for its next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) power noise signoff platform for all TSMC’s advanced process technologies. This helps mutual customers verify the power requirements and reliability of the world’s largest chips for artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G mobile, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

Enabling advanced process technologies to perform reliably in the presence of thermal hotspots and highly variable switching activities eliminates overdesigning power distribution networks. But as technical constraints significantly increase, power networks substantially grow, incorporating tens of billions of electrical nodes that require massive parallelization and very high capacity.

Ansys collaborates with TSMC on the certification of Ansys® RedHawk-SC™ for TSMC’s industry-leading process nodes — including N16, N12, N7, N6 and N5 — and will work closely with TSMC on its future process technologies. The certification includes extraction, power integrity and reliability, signal electromigration (EM) and thermal reliability analysis and statistical EM budgeting analysis. Delivering tremendous speed and capacity, RedHawk-SC analyzes huge designs by implementing the signoff algorithms on Ansys® SeaScape™ — a highly parallelized database derived from big data machine learning architectures and optimized for electronic design.

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