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2013-07-18 UMC adopts Cadence's DFM flows for 28nm node
The flows address both random and systematic yield issues and incorporate DFM prevention, analysis, and signoff capabilities
2007-03-16 Electrical DFM promises gains in parametric yield
Design techniques are under greater pressure to provide equivalent scaling to enable the semiconductor road map to continue in a cost-effective way.
2006-09-21 DFM tool implements yield improvement at design stage
Nannor said its upgraded Acuma tool reduces semiconductor design iterations and manufacturing costs by revealing yield-sensitive areas of the design and implementing yield improvement at the design stage.
2006-12-04 Clear Shape offers electrical DFM analysis solution
Clear Shape Technologies has announced OutPerform, said to be the first complete and silicon-correlated electrical DFM analysis and optimization product to enable designers using sub-90nm processes to control the impact of lithography, mask, etch, RET, OPC and CMP effects on their chip parameters
2006-05-03 Cadence, PDF Solutions to collaborate on IC DFM products
Cadence Design Systems Inc. and PDF Solutions Inc. announced their intent to collaborate on Design-for-Manufacturability technology and products to improve IC manufacturability
2007-08-21 Cadence acquires DFM firm Clear Shape
Cadence Design has acquired Clear Shape Technologies, a design for manufacturing technology firm specializing in design-side solutions to minimize yield loss for advanced semiconductor ICs
2006-11-16 DFM too complex,' experts say
Speakers told the Bacus Photomask Technology Symposium that DFM technology is too complex and suggested the use of standardized layout elements, library cells or an "integrated" DFM methodology.
2004-11-01 Wanted: New class of engineering generalists for DFM
Symposium sees need for 'tall and fat' engineers to help 'reintegrate' IC production.
2005-05-11 TSMC expands DFM recommendations at 90nm
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd is expanding its design-for-manufacturing recommendations for engineers working with 90nm design rules, company managers told the TSMC 2005 Technology Symposium here last week
2005-10-19 Tool suite 'lays foundation' for extending TCAD to DFM
Synopsys introduced early this week a new TCAD tool suite that integrates features of former TMA and ISE products as well as adding new capabilities that enable TCAD to be used in the manufacturing space.
2004-09-17 Synopsys, Photronics form DFM collaboration
EDA software vendor Synopsys Inc. and Photronics, a photomask company, have formed a collaborative program intended to improve the manufacturability and quality of advanced photomasks and reduce design-to-photomask cycle times, Synopsys said.
2006-10-31 Synopsys unveils DFM tools for 45nm, beyond
Synopsys has unveiled a new family of process-aware DFM products that analyze variability effects at the custom/analog design stage for 45nm and smaller designs
2004-09-01 Synopsys CEO calls for DFM cooperation
Synopsys CEO called on the design and fab communities to develop
2006-08-21 Synopsys broadens DFM portfolio with SIGMA-C acquisition
Synopsys Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of SIGMA-C Software AG in an all-cash transaction of $20.5 million.
2006-01-02 Startup promises DFM-aware IC router
Startup Pyxis Technology Inc. has announced plans to field a design-for-manufacturability-aware IC router
2007-01-26 STARC to use Mentor's analyzer tool for DFM flow
Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center will standardize on Mentor Graphics' Calibre YieldAnalyzer for critical area analysis in their DFM flow.
2006-09-01 Restricted design rules challenge DFM
The recent Design Automation Conference made it clear that the EDA industry is counting on DFM for a much-needed boost. But the RDRs that are quietly emerging for 45nm and smaller geometries may reduce the need for some DFM tools and techniques, some observers say
2004-10-12 PDF Solutions, Virage to add DFM to cell libraries
PDF Solutions Inc., a vendor of yield optimization software, is partnering with Virage Logic Corp. to create process-aware extensions to Virage's standard cell IP libraries, PDF said Wednesday (Oct. 6).
2005-10-07 New DFM reference design flow for austriamicro's CMOS process
austriamicrosystems' business unit Full Service Foundry recently announced the availability of its DFM reference design flow for its 0.35?m high-voltage CMOS process
2004-11-19 Micron adopts Synopsys SiVL DFM for 90nm production
Micron Technology Inc. has chosen Synopsys Inc.'s SiVL silicon-versus-layout software to help implement its advanced DRAMs, flash memories, CMOS image sensors, and other semiconductor components
2004-06-16 Mentor CEO confirms DFM as best bet for EDA boost
Finding sustainable growth in the EDA industry is not an easy thing, according to Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics CEO and chairman of the EDA Consortium.
2007-09-24 Magma, UMC deliver verification, DFM tools for 65nm
Magma Design Automation Inc. has partnered with UMC to deliver a broad physical verification and design for manufacturability solution for 65nm designs.
2004-09-23 Magma panelists explore whether DFM is the real deal
After much bravado, EDA vendors like Magma Design Automation and Mentor Graphics are starting to deliver viable design-for-manufacturability tools, or DFM-savvy tools
2005-06-13 Intel, KLA-Tencor back DFM startup
The world's largest semiconductor manufacturer and one of the largest semiconductor equipment manufacturers have taken interest-and financial positions-in Clear Shape Technologies Inc., a design-for-manufacture (DFM) software startup
2002-08-02 Infineon selects PDF Solution's yield improvement technology
Infineon Technologies AG has selected PDF Solutions Inc.'s DBYI technology to enhance the manufacturability of its CMOS and embedded Flash products at the 0.135m technology node
2007-06-18 Industry tackles approach to DFM, DFY issues
Experts from chip, EDA and foundry companies ask whether it's better to deal with DFM and DFY issues at tape-out or minister to the design starting at the register transfer level
2006-10-04 Industry players meet to discuss standard for Open DFM
Participants of the Open DFM Model Workshop last week explored issues ranging from DFM flows to encryption and identified possible next steps
2007-06-01 IC designers favor less complex DFM
During the IEEE Electronic Design Process workshop, IC design experts point out that current approaches to design-for-manufacturing (DFM) may be yielding too little for the amount of effort and cost involved
2006-10-18 IC design tool touts process-aware DFM
Synopsys two "process-aware" tools that help custom- and analog-IC designers analyze the impact of transistor variability on circuit layouts.
2007-05-25 Fujitsu taps Mentor to improve DFM capabilities
Mentor Graphics announced that Fujitsu will use Mentor's Calibre LFD to enhance their DFM capabilities for internal product development and for external fabless customers
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