Agilent Technologies has acquired of electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation, the maker of HeatWave electrothermal analysis software.
The electrical power and the thermal heat generated in a chip is lot related. The performance of the chip is impacted due to electric thermal behaviour of the material inside the chip.
Gradient offers software to analyse electro-thermal behaviour. The product called HeatWave from Gradient is IC thermal simulator for chips, and stacked-die SiP. HeatWave generates three-dimensional temperature profile of the semiconductor chip.