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Designing and Testing FinFet-based IC Designs

Designing and Testing FinFet-based IC Designs

By Carey Robertson and Steve Pateras, Mentor Graphics Are your processes ready for finFETs?

Self-Aligned Double Patterning, Part Deux

Self-Aligned Double Patterning, Part Deux

By David Abercrombie, Mentor Graphics Part 2 of a walk-through of the SADP process.  

Auto IC Market: Revving Up Product Line Means Revving Up Reliability

Auto IC Market: Revving Up Product Line Means Revving Up Reliability

By Matthew Hogan, Mentor Graphics Designing electronics for automotive use means meeting stringent safety and reliability standards.

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

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

By Joe Kwan, Mentor Graphics At 20 nm and below, designers must ensure their lithography simulation can incorporate and analyze…

2-5X Productivity Improvement in 14FDSOI Layout Design: STMicroelectronics Experience with Calibre RealTime

2-5X Productivity Improvement in 14FDSOI Layout Design: STMicroelectronics Experience with Calibre RealTime

By Atul Bhargava and Mehak Malhotra, STMicroelectronics, India and Srinivas Velivala, Mentor Graphics Rather than just fixing DRC errors as…

The Route to Faster Physical Verification and Better Designs

The Route to Faster Physical Verification and Better Designs

By Nancy Nguyen and Jean-Marie Brunet, Mentor Graphics Using the most accurate and up-to-date signoff engine instead of a limited…

What about MEMS?

What about MEMS?

By Carey Robertson, Mentor Graphics With circuit performance driven by capacitance values, accurate calculations are critical for MEMs designers.

A Look Behind the Mask of Multi-Patterning

A Look Behind the Mask of Multi-Patterning

By Michael White, Mentor Graphics An overview to the mystery of Multi-Patterning

My Design’s Interconnect Has Enough Wire Width to Withstand ESD… Doesn’t It?

My Design’s Interconnect Has Enough Wire Width to Withstand ESD… Doesn’t It?

By Frank Feng, Mentor Graphics Electrostatic discharge can destroy a circuit, but designing adequate protection is not always a matter…