We have more than 15 years of experience in all areas of IC layout with deep understanding of layout effects on analog design and IC production process. This allows us to provide high quality service to our customers around the globe and help them bring their IC products to the market.

KEY EXPERTISE:

Our main focus in IC layout is on optimal placement, matching, parasitics control and signal integrity, electromigration and design for manufacturability with high yield.

  •  Working with all major IDMs and foundries such as TSMC, GlobalFoundries – IBM, Xfab, TowerJazz – Panasonic, STM, TI, UMC, Dongbu, EM, NXP, AMS, Fujitsu, VIS.
  • Wide IC technology expertise in bulk CMOS, BCD and SOI technologies, process nodes from 500 nm down to 28 nm.
  • Experience with Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technologies.
  • Strong experience in power application layout, RF layout, precision base-band layout and ultra low power layout.
  • Track record of on-time delivered high quality analog and mixed-signal IC layouts

PROCESS:

Working on all levels of custom IC layout from parameterized (p-cell) and standard cells, IO and ESD cells to block level, module and top – chip level layout.

  • Layout planned and developed as IP or full ASIC design
  • Physical verification (DRC, LVS, ERC, antenna, density, EM, DFM…)
  • IC layout methodology implementation and development
  • Basic IC layout training courses
  • External analog and digital IP modules integration and physical verification on chip
  • Digital layout including floorplaning, P&R, physical verification, non-constrained

APPLICATIONS:

  • Ultra low power/leakage layout design (ULP) – 16 bit microcontroller
  • Wide variety of power management units (PMU) and modules
  • High power amplifiers with 3A sourcing capabilities and 300W in a chip – audio amplifier
  • Advanced high speed and high resolution ADCs – 15bits, 20MS/s SAR ADC
  • Performance critical and automotive circuits IC layout – Airbag monitoring, automotive communication interface
  • RF layout with frequencies up to 60GHz – Bluetooth and WiFi transceivers, automotive radar

INDUSTRIES:

  • Consumer electronics
  • Automotive
  • Audio
  • Medical
  • Communications / wireless
Analog and mixed-signal IC layout is one of the rare steps in semiconductor design and manufacturing process that is still done under complete supervision of layout design engineer. Since formal verification and quality-checking tools are still not fully developed, implementing the best methodologies suited for the analog circuit and bringing fabricated and simulated performance of the circuits as close as possible for the given technology process is a daily challenge for IC layout engineer.

Dragan Stančić
IC layout Domain Lead