Synopsys, a leader in integrated circuit design automation software, recently announced that it has made the biggest breakthrough in the design of the Samsung 7LPP (7nm Low Power Plus) and more advanced technology learning platform, and also for Samsung’s subsequent 5nm, 4nm, 3nm process. The production and yield rate have laid a solid foundation for the future Samsung chipsets.
The Yield Explorer is a complex chip production learning platform that can be used to analyze data in three aspects: chip design, fab production, and product testing to help engineers find defects and improve yield. Thereby increasing the overall production capacity.
Modern chip design and production is an extremely complex process, often involving thousands of steps, which can take several months. And the final yield of the chip depends on the overall design, performance and power requirements. So in order to improve the success of chip production rate, it requires careful analysis of various factors.
According to the roadmap, the Samsung process has three important nodes of 14nm, 10nm, 7nm and 3nm in the near future. Out of which 14nm will evolve into 11nm, 10nm will evolve to 8nm. And 7nm will evolve further to 6nm, 5nm, 4nm.
Each process is often divided into multiple versions according to performance and power consumption. For example, 14nm is divided into 14LPE, 14LPP, 14LPC, and 14LPU, and 3nm is divided into 3GAE and 3GAP. It is expected that the subsequent new processes would adopt the usage of new materials.
At present, Samsung has completed the design work of the 5nm process and is accelerating the mass production for that one. 4nm will be completed in the second half of this year, and the new platform of Synopsys will play a huge role in boosting future development.
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