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Transcription Enterprises, Inc.

Mask data preparation


The company has been in the business of providing full-featured semiconductor data preparation and analysis software to the industry for 13 years. CATS, the company’s only product, has become the industry standard and is in use in virtually every major semiconductor design group and photomask manufacturing facility in the world.
The CATS software is implemented in the chip design flow as the final step in the process of handing a chip database to manufacturing. The design data undergoes conversion from the industry standard design format (GDSII), used by chip design houses, to the mask writing and inspection formats used to fabricate masks in the mask houses and the wafer inspection formats used by semiconductor manufacturers.