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TSMC using Cadence for 16nm FinFET library characterization

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) said it has announced that TSMC has adopted Cadence solutions for 16nm FinFET library characterization.

Developed in collaboration between Cadence and TSMC, the library characterization tool setting is available to TSMC customers for download on TSMC-Online. The setting is based on Cadence Virtuoso Liberate Characterization Solution and Spectre Circuit Simulator, and includes environment setup and sample templates for TSMC standard cells.

Utilizing native Spectre API integration, the combination of the Liberate solution and Spectre Circuit Simulator delivers superior convergence and accuracy, enabling mutual customers to speed up their library characterization cycle.

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today´s integrated circuits and electronics. Its website is at


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