We are proud

that our knowledge and efforts are part of
many modern electronic products around us.


What do we do?

In short...

...we make Process Design Kits which are used in Electronic Design Automation.

So, PDKs for EDA.

What does this mean?… Here is the longer version.

Look inside your phone

Your smartphone is a system of components: display, camera, memory, etc.

Almost all components have tiny silicon chips, each with a job: communicating, storing, doing math, etc.


The chips are made in fabs - semiconductor fabrication plants. These fabs develop the manufacturing processes (called “technologies”) for creating tiny (and we mean really tiny) electronic components. Each technology is so highly specialized and tightly integrated that it usually has its own name, such as 22FDX®.


For every “technology” the fab needs a so called Process Design Kit (PDK). A PDK is a collection of technology-specific software modules that automate pretty much every step of the electronic circuits design process. That is why the PDK is an important element in Electronic Design Automation whose goal is to make it easy for the chip designer to make incredibly complex and tiny chips.

Our work

Smartcom's nanoelectronics team specializes in the development and verification of Process Design Kits (PDKs). Current technologies can fit 1 million transistors on a cross-section of a human hair and we can count the atoms building one transistor. Our work helps turn the design into a set of schematics, circuit simulations and design masks which are ready to manufacture at the fab.

Take a look at the inner workings of a fab: