Toshiba Extracts with Sequence Columbus-AMS RCL Extraction Tool

1/30/2004 - Sequence Design announced Toshiba Corporation has chosen its Columbus-AMS extraction tool for sub-90 nanometer designs. Columbus-AMS is a 3-D, RLC extractor for mixed-signal, analog, memory, and full-custom digital designs of 1 million transistors or more. The tool is based on Sequence's award-winning ExtractionStage, a suite of high-performance software tuned for complex, multi-million-gate SoCs and analog/mixed-signal design.

"Columbus-AMS is a vast improvement over existing tools," said Tamotsu Hiwatashi, senior manager with Toshiba's System LSI Design Division, Planning Department. "Its accuracy is unparalleled, and has proven itself as the only viable method for inductance extraction we have tested."

Toshiba is currently using Columbus-AMS for RCL extraction on a series of mixed-signal cores for broadband telecommunications applications, and plans to use it exclusively for all designs below 90 nanometers going forward.

Columbus-AMS Feature Summary

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Sequence Design, Inc. enables system-on-chip designers to bring higher-performance and lower-power integrated circuits quickly to fabrication. Sequence's power and signal integrity software give its more than 100 customers the competitive advantage they need to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of nanometer design.

Sequence has worldwide development and field service operations. The company was recently named by Reed Electronics as one of the top 10 companies to watch in the electronics industry. Sequence is privately held. Sequence is a member of Cadence Design Systems' Connections(TM) and Mentor Graphics' Open Door(TM) partnership programs. Additional information is available at

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