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taped out

The completion of the design of a chip. The next stage is to put it into production. The term comes from the early days when designs were transferred to the fabricator via magnetic tape.
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Additional DesignWare IP, including LPDDR4x, HBM2 and MIPI M-PHY, is scheduled to tape out in 2017.
An optimized Cortex- A73 POP solution will help our partners to accelerate their own core implementation knowledge and enable faster time to tape out.
However, offering an additional, custom integration between Calibre and the Tanner AMS IC design flow provides an invaluable option for Tanner IC designers, giving design teams the access they need to confidently tape out their designs.
The successful validation of the test chip (tape out completed in Q4 of 2015) is an important milestone in ARM and TSMC's successful ongoing collaboration.
Desktop DRC and LVS help verify and correct layouts against foundry DRC rules prior to tape out and catch errors early in the design cycle, all from the users' desktop.
With tape outs costing companies millions of dollars, they cannot afford to make a mistake in device design and verification.
Barcelona has proven its technology with numerous tape outs in a broad range of process technologies.
The 230-plus 0.13-micron customer design tape outs span products in the consumer, computer and communications markets.
Why: The award is made based upon customer feedback, TSMC9000 compliance, general support, numbers of tape outs and number of wafers shipped.