TITLE

DFM Is Real, Impacting Yield Today, Mentor's Rhines Says

AUTHOR(S)
Mutschler, Ann Steffora
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Electronic News;7/17/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 29, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explains that while much noise is made about design for manufacturing, Mentor Graphics Corp.'s chairman and CEO Wally Rhines said during a keynote speech in San Francisco, California at the Semicon West trade show that there are good reasons for the noise, and all of it is having an impact on yields today. To understand yield, it helps to recall that some designers turn out better designs than others, Rhines said. Designs are becoming sensitive to process variations, Rhines explained, with one of the principle reasons attributed to the fact that feature-based defects becoming a bigger percent of yield loss as compared to particle defects. Due to these feature-based defects, a design can meet all design rule checks, but because of optical effects at 65nm and below, can actually fail.
ACCESSION #
21838665

 

Related Articles

  • Failure fuels design success. Manners, David // Electronics Weekly;6/18/2003, Issue 2104, p28 

    Relates the views of Mentor Graphics chief executive officer Wally Rhines on his company and the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. Benefits of employing original equipment manufacturers; Views on re-spinning integrated circuits; Goal for companies in the EDA industry.

  • Will chip foundries move into design? ask CEOs. Manners, David // Electronics Weekly;5/9/2007, Issue 2287, p16 

    Information about issues discussed during the IEF 2007 conference held in Athens, Greece is presented. The theme of the conference was about the ambitions of the semiconductor foundry firms to move in to the design environment. According to Wally Rhines, chief executive officer of Mentor...

  • Mentor's Rhines Says Recovery Underway.  // Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture;Oct2003, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p8 

    Highlights the possible financial recovery of Mentor Graphics as of August 2003 due to continued increase in orders for electronic design automation software. Statement issued by Mentor chairman Wally Rhines; Increases in integrated circuit design software bookings; Target revenue of the...

  • RET is fastest EDA growth area for Mentor. Manners, David // Electronics Weekly;10/27/2004, Issue 2168, p3 

    The article reports that resolution enhancement technology (RET) is one of the fastest growing areas in the EDA industry, according to Wally Rhines, Mentor Graphics Corp.'s CEO. RET was an insignificant, sub-$25m market, in 2000, but will be worth $170m this year and $400m in 2007, said Mentor....

  • Mentor Sees System Trend Continuing, Influencing CAD Buys. M. B. // Printed Circuit Design & Fab: Circuits Assembly;Apr2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p6 

    The article offers statement from electronic design automation software provider Mentor Graphics Corp.'s chief executive officer (CEO) Wally Rhines on the strong demand from automotive and telecommunications sector of system-level design for printed circuit board computer aided-design (CAD) tools.

  • Learning curve goes on when Moore's Law ends.  // Electronics Weekly;6/1/2016, Issue 2671, p6 

    The article presents the views of Mentor Graphics Corp. chief executive officer (CEO) Wally Rhines on the semiconductor learning curve, presented at Imec Technology Forum 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Untitled.  // Electronics Weekly;5/2/2012, Issue 2506, p14 

    The article reports that Wally Rhines, chief executive officer (CEO) of Mentor Graphics Corp., said that the economics of semiconductor and full-system design is being changed by emulators. He says that a change from a reliance on design simulation to hardware and software emulation of...

  • One On One with Wally Rhines. Sperling, Ed // Electronic News;1/13/2003, Vol. 49 Issue 2, pN.PAG 

    Interviews Wally Rhines, chairman and chief executive officer of Mentor Graphics Inc. Performance of the company during the downturn; Projects of the company; Discontinuity in the industry.

  • worldnews.  // Solid State Technology;May2015, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p6 

    The article offers electronics manufacturing industry news brief as of May 2015 including merger of semiconductor makers Cypress and Spansion, the three dimension (3D) NAND flash memory technology from Micron and Intel, and acquisition of Tanner EDA by Mentor Graphics.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics