SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2005--Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, has developed new diagnostic
software for nano-class semiconductor products. The new diagnostic software,
ESCORT (Estimation of Chip Performance on Process Tolerance)/SRSIM (Samsung
Reliability Simulator), assesses the semiconductor circuit design for potential
errors in the early stages of designing nanometer-scale circuitry.
The new software can perform simulation in the preliminary
design stage, detecting any potential design errors
before moving on to the prototype stage. This will
result in greatly reinforcing production of high-quality
memory products, and reducing development time and
Samsung's ESCORT software can significantly increase
wafer yields through careful simulation in the early
stages of the product development cycle. The Samsung
SRSIM can estimate when the performance of transistors
in memory chip circuits might deteriorate after a
series of designated time-lapses.
The new diagnostic processes can be applied not
only to memory products, but also to display drive
ICs (DDI), CMOS image sensors (CIS) and system on
chip (SoC) designs. By improving product yield and
eliminating correction on mask, the ESCORT/SRSIM
diagnostic software can shorten the product development
time by at least four weeks, preventing unnecessary
delays arising from a need to re-design any circuits.
Based on reduced design time and increased wafer
yields, the new software is projected to save as
much as $30 million (U.S.) in development costs each
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader
in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media
and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent
company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of
US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000
people in 93 offices in 48 countries, the company
consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance
Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor
Business and Telecommunication Network Business.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands,
Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer
of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs.
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com .
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