Foundries use PowerDRC/LVS as their alternative PV tool because:

  • It meets foundries accuracy requirements
  • It delivers maximum per-CPU speed & capacity
  • It has predictable runtime, proportional to the number of devices
  • They benefit from extraordinary flexibility of PowerDRC/LVS allowing to employ up to 128 CPUs if needed to slash runtimes
  • With PowerDRC/LVS there's no need to "design around" the DRC tool to meet hierarchy considerations
  • Extra level of IP protection increased sales of foundry proprietary IP
  • They may get additional revenue offering PowerDRC/LVS as pay-per-use services in a cloud
  • An alternative PV tool with sign-off quality and qualified rule decks improves the quality of verification