FinFET processes and libraries are maturing, enabling designers to explore the best ways to take advantage of the capabilities of the new transistor design
Multi-patterning, finFETs and more are forcing more detailed overhauls of P&R software at each process node. We dig into some of the key new issues and how they are being addressed.
Dr Walden Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics, opens a two-part analysis by looking back at the dominant design and business trends in 2015.
In sessions at the 2015 Design Automation Conference, engineers who had worked on finFET-oriented projects revealed how the technology has changed their design practices and where others may want to think twice about making the move.
FInFET memories have different defects than those based on planar transistors. Here's how to test and repair them.
ARM and TSMC used an extensive pre-planning process, including a static analysis of each module's overall logic structure, to put together a 2.3GHz processor design based around ARM's main 64bit Big.Little pairing for the foundry's 16nm finFET process.
How EDA tools are evolving to make it possible to design with finFET processes.
Moving to a finFET process means considering process readiness, cost and yield, as well as the traditional power, performance and area advantages
FinFET and 3DIC technologies bring with them not just higher performance but an increased need for accurate parasitic analysis.
A change in the way the core compact models are developed has accelerated their development and, for the first time, allowed the models to be used not just for circuit simulation but to help guide process evolution as chipmakers play not only with materials but the shape of finFETs.
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