Bringing MEMS into the IC design flow Design How-To 5/21/2010 Post a comment This article describes the traditional MEMS design flow, discusses requirements for a “structured” and automated design flow, and shows an example flow that links a commercial MEMS 3D design environment with a custom IC design and simulation solution.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.