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Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC

8/26/2010 03:04 PM EDT
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re: Mentor teams with GlobalFoundries on DRC
docdivakar   9/1/2010 6:07:58 AM
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I will be attending Global Foundries' technology day tomorrow and I hope I can learn more about this. In an IEEE Santa Clara Valley sponsored lecture last July, one of the Mentor engineers was talking about a graphics-based DRC which may be the GDRM quoted in the article above. The basic premise of the graphical approach is that the text-based rules checking is too slow and cumbersome, more so for newer technology nodes (22/20nm nodes, 18000 rule violations are not uncommon!). Using pattern matching via fast pattern recognition techniques, one can do fast rules checking at cells, blocks and full chip. A litho-friendly design tool would also function as a final sign off tool. MP Divakar

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