Synopsys, Inc., a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Intel Corporation, announced broad SoC design enablement for Intel's 14-nm Tri-Gate process technology for use by customers of Intel Custom Foundry.
Design Platform tools and RTL-to-GDSII methodology, high-performance DesignWare® Memory Compiler intellectual property (IP), and advanced interface IP. Extending the companies' production-proven design enablement for Intel's 22-nm foundry process design platform, the design tools and IP are ready for Intel's 14-nm foundry process technology.
Intel's Tri-Gate technology is a proprietary 3D transistor technology with the gate surrounding the channel on all 3 sides of the transistor. It provides designers with dramatic performance, power and area benefits for their products vs. previous generations of transistors.
Intel's collaboration with Synopsys on 14-nm and 22-nm on the Intel Custom Foundry design platform allows designers to take advantage of Intel's Tri-Gate technologies for cloud infrastructure and mobile applications.
Synopsys and Intel have worked together at 22-nm to deliver silicon-proven advanced IP, including DesignWare Memory Compilers and DDR3/2 PHYs, optimized for Intel's unique Tri-Gate process.