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Lumerical Joins TSMC OIP EDA Alliance

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Lumerical has announces that it has joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Open Innovation Platform EDA Alliance enabling photonic simulation. Photonics has great potential in such applications as telecommunications, data center, biomedical, autonomous vehicles, and IOT. Well integrated simulation tools are required to fulfill this potential. The new partnership addresses this domain through TSMC and Lumerical providing customer enablement of Lumerical's component simulation tools (FDTD Solutions, MODE Solutions, and DEVICE) and INTERCONNECT photonic circuit simulator.

TSMC originally launched the Open Innovation Platform in 2008 as an industry-wide design enablement initiative. To date, the Open Innovation platform has accelerated time-to-market, improved return on design investment and reduced design infrastructure duplication. It includes a set of interoperable ecosystem interfaces, collaborative components and design flows that efficiently empower innovation throughout the supply chain thereby enabling creation and sharing of newly created revenue and profitability.

"TSMC recognizes our customers' growing needs for effective, efficient and accurate photonic simulation. We can provide this by enabling Lumerical's tools into existing OIP partner IC design flows," stated Suk Lee, Senior Director of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC.

James Pond, CTO of Lumerical said "Our philosophy from day one has been to provide the best tools and support to our customers. Teaming with the like-minded TSMC will provide a solution that customers can utilize with confidence as they ramp up production of their photonics chip solutions."


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