“Samsung Electronics is working with SAFE™ partners to minimize the increasing design complexity that comes with the introduction of cutting-edge processes and heterogeneous integration technology,” said Jong-wook Kye, Executive Vice President and Head of Foundry Design Platform Development at Samsung Electronics, during his keynote speech at SAFE™ Forum 2023. “It’s a much bigger ecosystem now. We are all building the ecosystem together, not only Samsung Foundry, but also everybody in this room,” he added, expressing his commitment to expanding the SAFE™ program.
1IP: Intellectual Property. A design block that implements a specific function of a semiconductor into a circuit. Designing a chip using IP can help catch design errors earlier and reduce the time and cost of production and verification.
2EDA: Electronic Design Automation. Software used to design and verify semiconductor circuits, or the industry and companies responsible for it.
3OSAT: Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test. Semiconductor packaging and testing operations after the main process, or the industry and companies responsible for them.
After SAFE™ Forum 2023, the future of foundry has never looked brighter, thanks to the commitments of Samsung and its partners to build stronger foundry partnerships and to create a stronger ecosystem that works toward the common goal of customer success. Check out the video for more details, including lively interviews with key partners!