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Phison enhances NAND flash development Cadence Generative AI solution

Press Release by Cadence Wed 31 Jan 2024

Phison Electronics Corporation, a leader in NAND flash controllers, has significantly advanced its product development by deploying Cadence Cerebrus Intelligent Chip Explorer, along with Cadence’s comprehensive digital full flow.

This strategic move has enabled Phison to optimise its next-generation 12nm NAND controller ICs, achieving a 35% reduction in power and a 3% reduction in area for a multi-million cell flash controller block.

Vincent Cheng, VP of Engineering at Phison, highlighted the impact of this technology: “By adopting the Cadence Cerebrus Generative AI technology, we can now rapidly optimise die area and power, enabling Phison to deliver more competitive products to our customers.”

This deployment aligns with Phison’s goal to maintain its leadership by enhancing chip efficiency and performance.

Optimising with AI for Competitive Edge

Phison has shipped over 600 million controllers worldwide yearly, topping over £1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) dollars in sales revenue.

To accelerate product development, Phison used Cadence Cerebrus with a specific focus on power and area.

Dr. Venkat Thanvantri from Cadence emphasised the efficiency gains: “Cadence Cerebrus automatically reduced power by 35% on Phison’s designs in just one week, which clearly demonstrates how Generative AI can improve results and productivity.”

Cadence Cerebrus provided optimal power, performance, and area (PPA), as well as faster turnaround time, enabling system-on-chip (SoC) design success.

This showcases the transformative potential of AI in chip design, offering substantial time and resource savings.

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