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October 16, 2020
Dina Medhat - Mentor

Not using reliability check waivers? You’re wasting valuable time

Reliability rule checks need - and now get - more granular analysis that allows designers to adopt proposed waivers with much greater confidence.
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August 14, 2020
John Ferguson is the product management director for Calibre DRC applications at Mentor, a Siemens BusinessHe holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from McGill University, an M.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology.

EDA innovation is the foundation of progress

For physical verification and beyond, each process node requires new thinking, new tools and greater performance.
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June 9, 2020
place and route in design automated hotspot fixing

How to achieve fast, automated, sign-off verification of DFM hotspot fixes in P&R

A collaboration between GlobalFoundries and Mentor has resulted in an innovative in-design fixing strategy across markets such as IoT, mobile, RF, graphics and networking.
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May 26, 2020
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How cloud computing is now delivering efficiencies for IC design

A Mentor-Microsoft-AMD pathfinder demonstrates the potential benefits of cloud-based physical verification.
May 7, 2020
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Keep chip designs on the level with CMP simulation and dummy fill optimization

This case study shows how rising CMP simulation quality can be leveraged to detect the position and type of planarity hotspots before manufacture and verify the planarity of a layout.
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March 30, 2020
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Automate P2P resistance checking for better, faster ESD protection

ESD has always been a major issue but with increasing densities and growing die sizes it is becoming a higher order concern. Automation and vizualization can help manage the task.
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March 17, 2020
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How MaxLinear got faster signoff DRC while optimizing reliability and manufacturability

The RF and AMS specialist turned to design software that allowed it to run design checks during place and route.
January 19, 2020

How to build your GDS to OASIS conversion flow

Master the three prerequisites of format translation and chose the right one from the various translation strategies.
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October 9, 2019
Dina Medhat - Mentor

An easier way to make reliability rules and checks more consistent

Learn how XML-based constraints can standardize rule development and use with coding examples for the Calibre PERC reliability platform.
September 13, 2019
John Blyler is a Consulting Editor of Tech Design Forum and the Editor-in-Chief of Interference Technology. He spent the first half of his career as a hardware-system systems engineer and program managerand the second half as a technology journalist, science writer and educator. John is an affiliate professor of systems engineering at Portland State University and lecturer for UC-Irvine’s online IoT program.

AI firsts (and more) at America’s SEMICON

SEMICON West showed a distinct thematic shift away from preserving Moore's Law to assessing the architectural implications of AI, as EDA was brought into the event.

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