Ansys and Intel Foundry partner on EMIB 2.5D Assembly tech analysis solution


Ansys and Intel Foundry collaborated to provide multiphysics signoff solutions for Intel’s innovative 2.5D chip assembly technology, which uses EMIB technology to connect the die flexibly and without the need for through-silicon vias (TSVs). Ansys’ accurate simulation engines deliver higher speeds, lower power consumption, and greater reliability in advanced silicon systems for artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing, autonomous driving, and graphic processing.

Ansys RedHawk-SC Electrothermal is an electronic design automation (EDA) platform that enables multiphysics analysis of 2.5D and 3D-ICs with multiple dies. It can perform thermal analysis with anisotropic thermal conduction, which is essential for Intel’s new backside power distribution technology. Thermal gradients also lead to mechanical stresses and warpage that can impact product reliability over time. Power integrity verification is done through chip/package co-simulation, which gives the 3D system-level context needed for maximum accuracy.

“Intel’s enablement of Intel 18A and EMIB technology is a differentiated approach to multi-die assembly that has a number of significant advantages over traditional stacking techniques,” said Rahul Goyal, vice president & general manager, product and design ecosystem enablement at Intel. “We will collaborate closely with Ansys to make the full benefit of this innovation easily accessible to our joint customers so they can create more competitive products.”

“Ansys has collaborated with Intel Foundry at the leading edge of 3D manufacturing technology to solve complex multiphysics challenges and meet stringent thermal, mechanical, performance, and reliability requirements,” said John Lee, vice president and general manager of the electronics, semiconductor, and optics business unit at Ansys. “Ansys’ multiphysics signoff platform gives our mutual customers the flexibility to adopt EMIB technology for their system architecture and assemble the best-of-breed solutions for higher performance products and a smooth user experience.”