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SYNthesis using Advanced Process Technology Integrated in regular Cells, IPs, architectures, and design platforms

Project description

Design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems Synaptic project targets the optimisation of manufacturability and the reduction of systematic variations in nanometer technologies

Synaptic project targets the optimisation of manufacturability and the reduction of systematic variations in nanometer technologies through exploitation of regularity at the architectural, structural, and geometrical levels. The project proposes the creation of a methodology and associated suite of design tools which extract regularity at the architectural and structural level and automate the creation of regular compound cells which implement the functionality of the extracted templates.

The cell creation will employ Restricted Design Rules (RDR’s) and other regularity techniques at the geometrical level to maximise manufacturability and reduce systematic variations. Since the majority of designs in the nanometer regime employ some form of embedded SRAM, the project will include a study of the effects of RDR’s on SRAM in terms of performance and manufacturability and the subsequent definition of a set of RDR’s, which allow manufacturability optimisation for logic functions while remaining compatible with SRAM design rules.

To this end, the project has assembled a consortium of leading academic, research and industrial experts with world class experience in regularity approaches at the various levels. The Synaptic consortium is composed of eight leading institutions, including four European technology companies, a European world-leading research institute in the field of nanoeletronics, and three academic institutions, two from Europe and one from Brazil. In order to ensure the successful commercialisation and deployment of the resulting tool suite the consortium includes a European EDA vendor with significant expertise in the field of design optimisation through automated cell creation. This project will enable European industry to play a leading role in the definition of next-generation design methodologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 773 295
Administrative Contact
MARIA GRAZIA PODESTA' (Dr.)

Participants (7)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 375 661
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 218 020
Address
Avenida Paulo Gama 110
90046900 Porto Alegre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andre Inacio Reis (Prof.)
NANGATE AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 848 603
Address
Smedeholm
2730 Herlev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andersen Martin Elhøj (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 336 168
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Torrellas (Mrs.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 402 515
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier PREVOTAT (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 440 263
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Conti (Mr.)
Leading Edge S.N.C. di Vergine Pietro e Woolaway Nigel Robert
Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 475
Address
Via Delle Attivita
24041 Brembate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Woolaway (Mr.)