Tool from Giga Scale IC offers new web-based access through ChipEstimate.com
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada – February 7, 2005 - MOSAID Technologies Incorporated (TSX:MSD) today announced its inclusion in the InCyte electronic design automation (EDA) tool developed by Giga Scale Integration Corporation (Giga Scale IC®). InCyte™, a chip estimation tool, helps developers of complex integrated circuits (ICs) evaluate the cost of their ICs and associated design tradeoffs at the design architecture stage. Effective today Giga Scale IC has introduced ChipEstimate.com, a portal offering designers free access to the InCyte chip estimation tool.
InCyte permits IC designers to estimate IC cost, yield, die size, active power and leakage current impacts early in the design cycle to within five to ten percent accuracy of the final product. InCyte and the related information from various semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) providers allows architectural and economic comparisons and tradeoffs across various technology generations, process variants and SIP options, reducing costly redesign and schedule impacts.
"We are pleased to be featured in such a powerful EDA tool," says Peter Gillingham, Vice President and General Manager of MOSAID's Intellectual Property Division. "The complexity of estimating leakage current and its impact on product power consumption, random defect impacts, yield, die size and ultimately final product cost, are becoming unmanageable with traditional methods. We are delighted to see the cost and power benefits of MOSAID's embedded dynamic RAM SIP, as applied in many typical modern designs, openly highlighted by the InCyte tool."
MOSAID's embedded dynamic RAM SIP products can be selected by users of the InCyte tool to evaluate the benefits of reduced die area, lower cost and lower power consumption introduced by these products as compared to other forms of embedded memory. MOSAID offers various types of embedded memory SIP targeting applications that principally require one of low power consumption, high memory capacity or high data bandwidth.
"Our goal is to work with the leading providers of IP like MOSAID to make design for cost an attainable goal for every silicon design," remarked Adam Traidman, president of Giga Scale IC. "Our MOSAID partnership gives InCyte users more options for design planning estimates with proven memory IP."
Visitors to ChipEstimate.com simply register, download a free copy and can begin estimating their designs immediately. With the free version of InCyte, designers can create budgetary estimates without the need to depend on outdated spreadsheet calculators that are rapidly becoming unmanageable with the ever-changing complexity in manufacturing and SIP options.
MOSAID Technologies Incorporated makes memory better through the development and licensing of intellectual property and the supply of memory test and analysis systems to semiconductor manufacturers, foundries and fabless semiconductor companies around the world.
Founded in 1975, MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with offices in Santa Clara, California; Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.mosaid.com.