# shuttle

Merik Voswinkel

11/30/2020, 5:07 PM
We are scientist without funding, we work on free and open source hardware so we are definitely the target audience. As result of using this MPW shuttle, our research requires us to write new open source tools to generate the GDSII files. Our Wafer Scale Integration, special dense SRAM transistors and the 100% asynchronous nature of these test chips require better software than OpenLane. Commercial tools like Synopsis or Cadence also are unusable, as the enforce NDA's and break the ree and open source hardware that is required for European ASICs without backdoors. We enthousiastically support the LibreSilicon standard cell library that sourcerer8 submitted to this shuttle program.