TSMC certainly did hand out keys to the city to the EDA vendors last week at OIP. Just to recap, we reported on Synopsys and Cadence CoWoS reference flow wins last week. Mentor Graphics’ nod came in the form of Partner of the Year Award for “CoWoS Design Enablement and Test Vehicle Development.” (You can find the full Mentor announcement here)  Add to that this announcement from ANSYS/Apache that the company’s simulation tools have been selected to meet power noise and reliability requirements and manage thermal impact on 3D-IC structures, such as thermal run-away, stress and thermal-induced electromigration.  One thing is for sure, TSMC has its based covered.

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