By Shelly Stalnaker – Mentor, A Siemens Business
While the structure of the TSMC OIP Ecosystem Forum had to change to an online format this year, one aspect remained the same—the recognition of Mentor, a Siemens Business as a valuable TSMC partner. Mentor was the recipient of two 2020 OIP Partner of the Year awards for EDA solutions. This title is awarded to partner companies achieving the highest standards of design, development and technology implementation to accelerate silicon innovation.
For 2020, TSMC recognized Mentor in the categories of “Joint Development of 3DIC Design Productivity Solution” and “Joint Development of 3nm Design Infrastructure”. The Calibre offering was a key element in both of these awards.
Mentor earned the 3DIC Design Productivity award based on the expanded support it provided for TSMC’s 2.5/3D offering. In addition to Xpedition™ software platform enhancements for the latest variant of the TSMC InFO (Integrated Fan-Out) wafer-level packaging, our Calibre® platform 3DSTACK technology was expanded to support inter-die port connectivity checking for TSMC offerings, with support for the latest variant of CoWoS®. These changes support the additional analysis capabilities needed to manage the increasing complexity of customer designs.
The 3nm Design Infrastructure award recognized Mentor for certifying many of its flagship EDA portfolios to run on TSMC’s bleeding-edge 3nm process technology, including the Calibre® nmPlatform, which is the global IC verification industry leader.
“It is not just the software that the Calibre group delivers, it is the entire team behind the software that make our solutions award-winning year after year. Representing the long-standing partnership the entire Calibre team maintains with TSMC is the Taiwan Calibre Product Management team, who work every day with TSMC to ensure our mutual customers continue to succeed. That is the best award!” – Michael Buehler-Garcia, VP of Product Management, Calibre Design Solutions
Calibre’s long-standing collaboration with TSMC has been recognized over the years with multiple Partner of the Year awards.