SKILLCAD is dedicated to user-guided auto routing and productivity enhancement tools for custom IC layout design, providing correct and optimized by construction layout solutions to help customers achieve shorter time-to-market and higher silicon yield.
SKILLCAD Inc. is a member of Cadence Design System Connections Program for third party developers. Presently, SKILLCAD tools run as an advanced add-on module in the Virtuoso platform of Cadence Design System, supporting both CDBA and OpenAccess database. It can also be plugged-in to other layout platforms if there are sophisticated public API functions.
StepRouter is a patent-pending product of SKILLCAD Inc. It is a coordinate-to-coordinate grid-less auto-router directly runs on as-is layout window. StepRouter creates an optimized auto-connection along the user-input routing-coordinates in compliance with the routing rules and constrains. Other featured tools in the SKILLCAD product line are: FreeJumper, UniVia, BusJoint, SlotPath, QuickLabel, GetNet and UniFill.
SKILLCAD also offers consulting or contract services for IC design houses.