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What is design for manufacturability (DFM)?
The design methodology called "design for manufacturability" (DFM) includes a set of techniques used to modify the design of semiconductors in order to make them more manufacturable by improving their functional yield, parametric yield, reliability etc.
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2004-11-01 Wanted: New class of engineering generalists for DFM
Symposium sees need for 'tall and fat' engineers to help 'reintegrate' IC production.
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.
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.
2006-07-26 TSMC adds support for Blaze DFM optimization software
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd is adding support for Blaze MO optimization software from Blaze DFM Inc. with both companies supplying evaluation kits.
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.
2006-05-01 Synopsys adding to its DFM lineup
Included in Synopsys' yearend agenda is the addition of a dual-domain simulation product and a next-generation yield analysis tool to its DFM product family.
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.
2006-09-18 New DFM methods enable early yield prediction
New DFM methodologies such as RRA and CAA, combined with traditional DRC and accurate fab yield impact data, enable designers to determine whether design modifications actually result in higher-yielding silicon.
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.
2007-03-05 Integrated DFM solutions still lacking
According to a Charted Semi exec, EDA has done a great job of raising awareness of DFM issues, but integrated DFM solutions remain scarce.
2005-06-29 Innovation, cooperation key to overcoming DFM issues, says Synopsys exec
Speaking to an audience of mostly photomask manufacturing executives at the Advanced Reticle Symposium Tuesday (June 28), Synopsys Inc.'s Michel Cote praised the way the EDA industry has responded to design-for-manufacturing (DFM) challenges with innovation and said continued industry cooperation is the key to overcoming them.
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.
2005-03-09 Indian EDA firm to launch software modules for DFM products
SoftJin said it would provide customized software development and building blocks to address the needs of suppliers in the DFM, DFY and programmable platforms products areas.
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.
2007-09-21 Firms join forces to advance DFM
The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that top chip makers and EDA tool vendors have established a design-for-manufacturing (DFM) coalition intended to build on previous DFM efforts.
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