Synopsys, Inc. announced that the SynopsysFusion Design Platform has enabled Samsung Foundry to achieve first-pass silicon success for an advanced, high-performance and multi-subsystem system-on-chip (SoC), validating the extended power, performance and area (PPA) benefits of its next-generation, 3-nanometer (nm) gate-all-around (GAA) process technology. This tapeout is the culmination of an extensive collaboration between Synopsys and Samsung Foundry to accelerate the delivery of a highly optimized reference methodology that realizes the maximum power and performance opportunities inherent to the latest 3D transistor architecture. The reference flow from Synopsys deploys the full breadth of Synopsys' highly integrated Fusion Design Platform, including the industry's only integrated and golden-signoff-enabled RTL-to-GDSII design flow coupled with the most trusted, golden-signoff products. Customers targeting Samsung Foundry's latest 3-nm GAA process can realize the maximum PPA entitlement for next-generation designs spanning high-performance computing (HPC), 5G, mobile and advanced, artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The GAA architecture delivers a tapeout-proven path to higher transistor densities through continued, Moore-centric area scaling. Inherent to the GAA architecture are improved electrostatic properties that translate to increased performance and reduced power with the added benefit of new optimization opportunities based on the additional vector of nano-sheet-width control. Allied to well-established voltage-threshold tuning, this extra degree of freedom expands the optimization solution space enabling much more refined control in realizing overarching target-design PPA metrics. Synopsys and Samsung have shared an extensive collaboration in accelerating the availability and maximizing the benefits for this watershed technology, resulting in full-flow, highly convergent optimization advancements in Synopsys'Fusion Compiler and IC Compiler II. Additional advanced-node challenges, including support for complex placement methodologies and floorplan rules, new routing rules and increased variability, have been seamlessly addressed through product advancements spanning the Synopsys Fusion Design Platform. Based on a single data model and sharing a common optimization architecture, the platform ensures single-point technology enablement that delivers optimized design convergence, maximum systemic margin elimination, and the fastest time to closure. Synopsys technology files are available from Samsung Foundry for the 3nm GAA technology process. Key products in the Synopsys Fusion Design Platform that are qualified include: Digital design: Fusion Compiler, the industry's only RTL-to-GDSII product; IC Compiler II place-and-route solution; Design Compiler RTL-synthesis solution. Signoff: PrimeTime® industry's gold-standard timing-signoff solution; StarRC extraction-signoff solution; IC Validator physical-signoff solution; SiliconSmart® library-characterization solution.