Friday, June 10, 2005

TSMC Reference Flow 6.0

TSMC issued a press release to announce their Reference Flow 6.0. It emphasizes (1) low-power design, including building blocks for a "power gating" methodology, and (2) Design For Manufacturing. It's also interesting that TSMC's trend is to integrate more value-add rather than be a 100% pure manufacturer. For example, TSMC is offering their own libraries for standard cells, memories, and I/O. It may be that this is natural, given the increasing relationship between Design and Manufacturing. But it should also help their business margins as they add more value. UPDATE: - TSMC reference flow heralds 65-nm transition

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