Samsung Electronics has certified Ansys' self-heat for 10nm chip technologies and has enabled its electromigration (EM) and voltage drop (IR) for Samsung's latest 7LPP/8LPP technologies. According to the companies, the certification and enablement reduce customers' design risks, while providing robustness and reliability to their high-performance computing, mobile and automotive applications.

Ansys solutions perform a variety of analyses of the SoCs, including extraction, power and reliability, signal and power integrity and thermal reliability over the chip's expected life.

"Our collaboration with Samsung Foundry on the certification of Ansys self-heat for 10nm chip technologies and enablement of EM/IR technology for their latest FinFET process technology platforms empower mutual customers to develop robust and reliable SoCs,” said John Lee, general manager at Ansys, in a press release. "This certification and enablement prepares customers to build next-generation automotive and high-performance computing products with the required robustness, reliability and safety."