Using CAA And DFM Scoring To Improve Manufacturing Success


Critical area analysis and design for manufacturing scoring both offer designers actionable information they can use to improve their designs to prevent low-yield issues in the foundry. At the same time, they provide the foundry with information they can use for process improvement. Learn how fabless designers, foundries, and integrated device manufacturers can all benefit from addressing manuf... » read more

Seeing Spots At 10nm


By Ed Sperling The relentless march to smaller process nodes means the defects are getting smaller, more numerous, and much harder to find. That explains why Applied Materials and KLA-Tencor both introduced new defect review and classification tools last week. The move to the 1x nm is on the top of both companies’ agendas, and with that comes defects on the walls of finFETs in addition to... » read more