The Week In Review: Design

Tools Ansys-Apache rolled out a new version of its power noise and reliability tool for finFET-based designs. Given the fact that dynamic power is going to be a massive headache at 14/16nm and beyond due to much greater density, this is a first step in dealing with it. This is just the beginning of a massive effort by EDA to retool for finFETs and the 2.5D/3D architectures. Synopsys rolled... » read more