UMC adds advanced prototyping program

August 2, 2004 – Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has unveiled an enhanced prototyping program for verification of SOC designs on its 130-90nm process technologies.

The Shuttle Express, an extention of UMC’s multiproject test program, performs logic and/or design changes during post-initial silicon runs using just the top three metal layers, in an effort to improve turnaround time by up to 70% compared with other IC prototyping. The program will be avialble by November.

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