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October 16, 2018
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Reliability verification: It’s all about the baseline

How you can use the dedicated rule decks now being provided by foundries as the foundation for a reliability verification flow.
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August 13, 2018
Dina Medhat is a Technical Lead for Calibre Design Solutions at Mentor, a Siemens Business. She has held a variety of product and technical marketing roles at the company, and received her BS and MS degrees from Ain Shames University in Cairo, Egypt. She is currently a PhD student at Ain Shames University.

Managing waivers in reliability verification

Dina Medhat describes what you need to know about the types of waiver strategy that can be applied.
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September 14, 2017
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Silicon photonics moves out of the shadows

An alphabet soup of AI, HPC, 5G and the IoT has finally seeded creation of a design infrastructure for silicon photonics.
April 28, 2014

Protecting IP in a collaborative signoff environment

The encryption chain for today's highly collaborative designs needs to be managed with care.
June 1, 2012
Michael Buehler-Garcia

DAC 2012: 20(nm) questions

There's still debate over certain aspects of the 20nm node, but the main challenges are already being addressed. Expect to see foundries and vendors mark their turf at DAC.
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October 19, 2011

Plan for 450mm or pay the price

The launch of a broad-based IDM/foundry consortium that is to prepare for the shift to 450mm wafers already offers some hints as to the future shape of chip manufacturing and the planning demands it will impose on all design managers in the near future. The game is shifting from pay-for-capacity to outright pay-to-play for those [...]
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December 14, 2010

The player

Morris Chang was in on the ground floor of IC innovation at TI and remains there today as chairman of TSMC. Paul Dempsey reports.
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March 1, 2008

The veteran competitor

In his early days in the semiconductor industry, Morris Chang Morris Chang was one of the “non-Texans” to Texas Instruments and was a manager struggling with the question of how to get individual transistor yields to somewhere around three or even four per cent. One of his colleagues – another immigrant to the Lone Star […]

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