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Cadence, PDF Solutions to collaborate on IC DFM products

Posted: 03 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Cadence? DFM? design-for-manufacturability? PDF Solutions? design-for-manufacturability?

Cadence Design Systems Inc. and PDF Solutions Inc. announced their intent to collaborate on design-for-manufacturability (DFM) technology and products to improve IC manufacturability, yield, and reliability.

To cost-effectively improve yields of reliable ICs, the effects of yield must be addressed seamlessly at all stages of design and manufacturing processes. Both companies intend to introduce a broad range of offerings designed to enhance their customers' abilities to understand, manage, and improve their manufacturing yields.

"As process geometries move to 65nm and below, the goals of higher yield and reliability cannot be achieved solely during either the design or manufacturing process," said Mike Fister, Cadence president and CEO. "Cadence and PDF Solutions will develop a DFM architectural roadmap and work together to provide powerful solutions designed to enable customers to improve manufacturability and increase yield and reliability of their most challenging ICs."

John Kibarian, president and CEO of PDF Solutions, said, " We believe the combination of PDF Solutions yield models and Cadence design and verification solutions will equip our customers to strategically manage and implement DFM and yield enhancement programs from IC design through silicon manufacturing and provide them significant competitive advantages."

Products will span design-for-test, digital designs, and analog mixed-signal designs.




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