Advanced packaging requirements from foundries and OSATs pose stringent challenges. A new paper describes three ways of satisfying them.
Samsung bases PRISM and FLARE defect analysis and optimization on Mentor Graphics' Calibre and Tessent. Yields rise. Ramps shorten.
Cadence has launched the 16.6 release of its Allegro PCB-design portfolio, adding modules for manufacturing documentation and design-rule preparation aids.
Cadence Design Systems has added five products to its OrCAD line of PCB-design tools that cover manufacturability, signal integrity and management, and introduced three feature updates.
Are we torn between evolution and revolution? Mentor Graphics' Joe Sawicki discusses how pattern matching already in fabs could move up and radically alter the design flow.
STMicroelectronics is using the OpenPDK standard from Si2 to speed up the production and delivery of process design kits (PDKs) and asks for wider adoption by foundries.
Ever increasing lithography challenges mean the next generation of design rules may concentrate on telling you just what you can rather than what you cannot do.
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