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Cutting Fab Costs and Turnaround Time with Smart, Automated Resource Management

Cutting Fab Costs and Turnaround Time with Smart, Automated Resource Management

By Mark Simmons, Mentor Graphics Simple in theory, challenging in reality

Free Is a Good Price, Especially for Process Design Kits

Free Is a Good Price, Especially for Process Design Kits

By Joseph Davis, Mentor Graphics The freePDK15 and its associated 15 nm Open Cell Library are now available!

Accurate Lithography Simulation for Silicon Photonics

Accurate Lithography Simulation for Silicon Photonics

By Joe Kwan, Mentor Graphics Precise curved geometries are vital to making silicon photonics technology work

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…