If you’ll be at ITC TestWeek in Seattle (Oct 20-23), here’s one event you don’t want to miss: a technology reception hosted by Mentor, with Janusz Rajski and Nilanjan Mukherjee as the featured speakers. It is free to ITC attendees and you can register here. [If for some crazy reason you haven’t registered for ITC yet, do that… Read More
On Tuesday, September 30, TSMC hosts another Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem forum at the San Jose Convention Center. Have you registered? This year includes 30 technical sessions from TSMC’s ecosystem partners, divided into three separate tracks. I’ll be hanging out in the EDA track, listening to various takes on 16nm FinFET… Read More
A new publication on mechanical stress in integrated circuits, co-edited by Valeriy Sukharev, Principal Engineer for Calibre R&D at Mentor Graphics, has just been released by AIP Publishing. “Stress-Induced Phenomena and Reliability in 3D Microelectronics” includes 14 key papers from four international workshops … Read More
One of the many consequences of shrinking process nodes is that traditional OPC can no longer achieve good pattern fidelity with reasonable turn-around-time. But there is a solution; we made it ourselves and call it matrix OPC.
First, let’s explore the problems with traditional optical proximity correction (OPC) when applied… Read More
The time is nigh for another meeting of the practitioners of the lithographic arts, dark and otherwise, at the SPIE Advanced Lithography symposium.
I love this conference for the engagement you see, both in the sessions and in the hallways. People actually meet and talk and argue. There’s always interesting gossip, exciting technologies,… Read More
Google is search, of course, but it is also OS (Android), systems (Glass) and increasingly, maybe, hardware. Rumors are swirling that through careful acquisitions and focused internal development, Google is set to make its own server SoCs.
Google’s Larry Page has stated that they are in the hardware business. They’ve been making… Read More
The news wires are alive today with the story that Google sold their Motorola mobility division to Chinese tech giant Lenovo for $2.9 billion. Google bought Motorola in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Did Larry Page make a $9.6 billion mistake? Probably not.
Although Motorola came with $3 billion in cash, and Google already sold the Motorola… Read More
Are you a TSMC customer or partner? If so, you’ll want to take a look at these presentations from the 2013 TSMC Open Innovation Platform conference:
- Design Reliability with Calibre YE-SmartFill and Calibre PERC (Broadcom & Mentor Graphics)
New methodologies were developed for 28nm designs using Calibre SmartFill and Calibre
I first read about the Pebble smartwatch earlier this year and thought “I don’t need yet another electronic device, and certainly not one that’s attached to my body.” Then I felt bad. Am I a troglodyte? It’s true, I do still have an iPhone 4, which is a little embarrassing in Silicon Valley. I have also never worn a wrist watch of any kind,… Read More
I’ll bet you’ve read a bunch of stuff about double patterning, and you’re probably hoping that the design tools will make all your double patterning issues just go away. Well, the truth is that the foundries and EDA vendors have worked really hard to make that true.
However, for some critical portions of your design, there … Read More