Custom layout designers…Want to know a secret? You can close DRC faster. A lot faster…

By Srinivas Velivala Design rule checking (DRC) closure is a “tax” that custom layout designers…

So you think you know symmetry? Think again…

By Sherif Hany “The Art of Analog Layout” is one of the canonical books addressing…

Can we just agree that perception is everything? Especially in IC design?

By Dennis Joseph Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold? Is that…

2.5/3D IC designers! Don’t get hung up on latch-up!

By Dina Medhat Latch-up is modeled as a short circuit (low-impedance path) that occurs in…

Don’t hit a roadblock in automotive electronics reliability verification!

The recent surge in used car prices may have you wondering what is driving this…

Efficient package delivery is not just for FedEx!

By John Ferguson Cost, risk, and the limitations of monolithic scaling are driving growth in…

Do you need an automated ESD verification methodology for 2.5D/3D ICs? If so, read on…

By Dina Medhat Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events cause severe damage to unprotected integrated circuits (ICs)….

P&R engineers! Interested in saving (LOTS of) time in your tapeout schedules?

By Srinivas Velivala As a P&R engineer, you probably spend lots of time 1) waiting…

Shining a light on silicon photonics verification

By John Ferguson, Omar ElSewefy, Nermeen Hossam, Basma Serry We’re all fascinated by light. Light…