X-FAB Silicon Foundries, a manufacturer of wafers for medical industry, has utilized Silicon Frontline Technology's (SFT) Resistive 3D ( R3D) software for its 0.18 micrometer high-voltage process (XH018) to provide improvements in reliability and efficiency.

X-FAB’s XH018 modular mixed-signal CMOS technology can be Incorporated with high-voltage (HV) and non-volatile memory (NVM) modules, making it ideal for SOC applications in the automotive market and embedded NVM applications in the communications, consumer and industrial markets.

X-FAB Design Support director Thomas Ramsch said R3D enhances their customers’ SOC design quality and time to market with its powerful analysis and visualization of current density, potential distribution and IR drop.

"Therefore, we will offer XH018 Pcells for driver integration as part of our PDK by early March, giving customers a way to check their layout, optimize Rdson and do reliability checks," Ramsch said.