Latest News

  • Press Release: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd. (GSS), a leading provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization (DTCO) of advanced process nodes. The acquisition of GSS supports the Synopsys TCAD strategy to offer a comprehensive solution to reduce development time and cost for advanced node development by enabling the evaluation and selection of process, device and materials options in the pre-wafer research phases of development. 
  • News: The CEO of GSS Professor Asenov will deliver one of the lectures of the IEDM short course "Emerging CMOS Technology at 5nm and Beyond” The lecture entitled "Variability and design for manufacturability” will cover: Long range, short range and statistical variability; Time dependent variability; Variability aware compact model;  and Design-Technology Co-Optimisation (DTCO). The TCAD based DTCO is illustrated using the GSS tools.
  • Press Release: GSS, PKU and UofG build collaborations on future semiconductor technologies Peking University is the first Chinese customer of GSS. It has purchased the GSS DTCO tool flow for the study of future semiconductor technologies. Collaborations between Peking University, GSS and The University of Glasgow have resulted in an abstract accepted for IEDM entitled ‘Predictive Compact Modeling of Random Variations in FinFET Technology for 16/14nm Node and Beyond’, and a joint paper in IEEE TED entitled ‘Simulation Study of the Impact of Quantum Confinement on the Electrostatically Driven Performance of N-type Nanowire Transistors'. 
  • SISPAD 2015: Nine papers co-authored by GSS now available for download here
  • News: FinFET variability simulation results obtained with the GSS ‘atomistic’ simulator GARAND are on the cover page highlight of the SPECIAL ISSUE ON VARIATION AWARE TECHNOLOGY AND CIRCUIT CO-DESIGN (Vol. 62, No.6) of IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices. Three papers co-authored by GSS experts also feature in this special issue.

Who We Are

Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) offers complete solutions for Design Technology Co-Optimisation (DTCO), PDK development and exploration and screening of future technology options. Our tool chain integrates predictive Monte Carlo and statistical TCAD simulations, statistical compact model extraction and high sigma statistical circuit simulation using ‘push button’ cluster-based technology. Our tools are the ‘gold standard’ in terms of physical accuracy, efficiency and usability.


Why You Need Us

You need GSS if you are a technology provider or a fabless semiconductor company for whom successfully leveraging of advanced CMOS technology is absolutely critical. Gold Standard’s state-of-the-science accurate and predictive simulation and verification tools, that are based upon the breakthrough development and application of physical model methodologies, provide the shortest time-to-development, time-to-design and ultimately time-to-innovation.


What we will do for you

GSS can help you:

  • Design better technology and circuits
  • Choose the best technology options
  • Reduce variability and its impact on products
  • Increase yield and improve reliability
  • Increase design productivity
  • Reduce design risk in advanced technology