TSMC Rules and Cell Libraries

General instructions for accessing TSMC design rules and cell libraries.

TSMC Design Rules, Process Specifications, SPICE Parameters, and Cell Libraries

TSMC's design rules, process specifications, and SPICE corner parameters are available from MOSIS. SPICE parameters may be used as design references, but no quantity derived from a simulation should be treated as a manufacturing tolerance. TSMC considers these items to be proprietary and only authorizes MOSIS to distribute them to customers who have established MOSIS commercial accounts and who have signed the MOSIS Customer Agreement, which includes the following terms in Section 6C:

EACH PARTY SPECIFICALLY AGREES THAT IT SHALL NOT DISCLOSE ANY MATERIAL WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED PROPRIETARY OR CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL OF THE OTHER PARTY OR OF ANY VENDORS TO ANY THIRD PARTIES. PROPRIETARY MATERIAL SHALL INCLUDE BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, PROPRIETARY VENDOR INFORMATION SUCH AS YIELD AND PARAMETRIC DATA, WHETHER IT WAS PROVIDED TO CUSTOMERS OR EXTRACTED BY THEM. EACH PARTY AGREES THAT IT SHALL BE PRECLUDED BY 18 U.S.C. 1905 AND ANY AND ALL OTHER APPROPRIATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS FROM KNOWINGLY DIVULGING THE TRADE SECRETS OF THE OTHER PARTY, AND/OR ANY THIRD-PARTY VENDOR.

Procedures

  1. To obtain any of these items you must have an account with MOSIS. To open or re-activate a commercial account with MOSIS, complete and send the Commercial Account Application along with all appropriate signed agreements. Please read the instructions carefully before submitting the application package
  2. Submit the online TSMC Access Request by logging to MOSIS Customer Account Management

To suggest additional files needed that are not available from the secure document server please submit an inquiry through MOSIS Customer Support System.

Special instructions for academic institutions

Each year, All Academic accounts will need a new NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). You must maintain the list of faculty, staff, and students who will collaborate with you using your MOSIS account.

This process can be done online in Account Management under the Academic Account Registration / Renewal.

1. Individual NDA - The MOSIS Administrative Liaison must read and acknowledge agreement with the MOSIS Academic NDA.

2. Staff List NDA - All Students, Staff, and Faculty that use this account must be listed in this section and must sign the MOSIS Student / Staff / Faculty NDA.

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