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Toshiba chooses Mentor Graphics‚?? Calibre DFM tools for 45nm node

22 May 2008 | By Síle Mc Mahon | News > Lithography

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ToshibaToshiba Corporation has selected the Mentor Graphics ‘Calibre’ DFM platform for its device extraction flow aimed at controlling manufacturing variability at the 45nm and beyond. Toshiba said that it has been addressing manufacturing variability issues with close cooperation between engineers in their design and device divisions. Their goal was to develop an advanced systematic device extraction flow integrated with its lithography flow that could provide more accurate transistor models incorporating precise effects that become significant at 45nm and smaller nodes. 

“Taking actions at the design stage to minimize manufacturing variability is essential to maintaining competitive advantage at advanced process nodes,” said Dr. Fumitomo Matsuoka, Senior Manager of Advanced Logic Technology Department, System LSI Division at Toshiba.

“Toshiba is leading the way to the next stage of DFM which involves going beyond eliminating catastrophic defects and addressing the issues that affect parametric yield,” said Joseph Sawicki, Vice President and General Manager of the Design-to-Silicon division at Mentor Graphics. “As foundries and EDA vendors work together to accurately model the manufacturing process at advanced nodes, we can have a substantial impact on overall device yield and performance.”

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