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August 30, 2017
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Your next node: find lithography issues early with DTCO

Pattern-based design/technology co-optimization (DTCO) estimates lithographic difficulty during the early stages of a new process technology node.
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August 12, 2014
Joe Kwan is the Product Marketing Manager for Calibre LFD and Calibre DFM Services at Mentor Graphics.

Sign-off lithography simulation and multi-patterning must play well together

Sign-off lithography verification is vital as we move beyond double to multi-patterning but changing responsibilities in the flow must be handed with care.
April 3, 2014
Joe Kwan is the Product Marketing Manager for Calibre LFD and Calibre DFM Services at Mentor Graphics.

Standard cell IP must pass the litho-friendly routing test

Lithography is only just beginning to play a role in cell IP selection but early analysis already matters.
August 23, 2011
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Quantifying returns on litho-friendly design

By the time a serious lithography-related problem is identified at the fab, it is too late in the design process to make simple layout changes. To avoid or reduce design delays, Infineon Technologies uses lithography simulation to detect weak points in a layout and analyze the effect of lithography on the design’s electrical performance. Its [...]
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June 2, 2011

DRC+: a pattern-based approach to physical verification

DRC+ is a new methodology that algorithmically characterizes design variation through pattern classification. A traditional design rule is used to identify all design structures that share a common configuration. Then, the 2D geometric situations (pattern variations) around the configuration are extracted and classified. Since all such classes share a common configuration, each situation class represents [...]
May 1, 2010

Using DFM for competitive advantage

The article offers a case study of the DFM planning and methodology applied during a shrink of Cambridge Silicon Radio's UF6000 system-on-chip from the 130nm to 65nm.
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May 1, 2010

Manufacturing a profit

DFM is essential to differentiating your products in the market, says Luigi Capodieci

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