Skipper is a high performance chip finishing tool capable of efficiently handling today’s largest layout databases. Skipper enhances designer productivity and accelerates tape-out.

Architected with an optimized database, highly effective memory management system and unified GUI, Skipper is an easy-to-use chip-finishing platform and capable of handling large layouts (over 100GB GDS).

Built-in applications include:

  • Merging standard cells and IPs,
  • Layout editing, hierarchically delete, net tracing, searching, and Boolean operations,
  • Handling fast layout vs. layout comparison in GUI and batch mode,
  • Seal-ring sizing,
  • Debugging DRC/LVS results,
  • Preparing FIB data for device analysis and instruction for FIB operation.

Key Features

  • Fast and high-capacity ( 100+ GB) layout viewer / navigator / editor
  • Efficient memory footprint
  • Support GDSII / OASIS / MEBES / GZ
  • Fast full-chip layout comparison between different layout format (FlashLVLTM)
  • Full-chip trace-net and debug
  • High performance and convenient IP merge
  • Built-in DRC/LVS debugger (ArgusTM and PVETM)
  • Prepare data and document for FIB

Key Benefits

  • One of the fastest tools for importing and viewing layout data
  • Unique “layout server” mode to share layout data
  • Large data handling capacity—over 100GB GDS Integrated chip-finishing platform