Energy harvesting, mechanical reprogrammable logic, and genetic algorithms were among the finalists for the MEMS design competition.
Electrical analysis facility does RC extraction on virtual fab models, accelerating the availability of early PDKs for new processes
Samsung Foundry has adapted Mentor's DFM and test tools in a system that can produce a 10% increase in yield across all nodes.
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.
Fabless designers and IP providers need process simulation tools to understand how process variability could affect their designs.
Designers should plan ahead for future process changes as conventional silicon CMOS runs out of steam, IMEC's Rudy Lauwereins told delegates at the International Electronics Forum in Bratislava this week.
But as it celebrates a decade of OpenAccess, the standards body also looks toward the future in PDKs, advanced DFM and 3D.
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