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Smart double-cut via insertion flow with dynamic design-rules compliance for fast new technology adoption
Author(s): Ahmad Abdulghany; Rami Fathy; Luigi Capodieci; Piyush Pathak; Sriram Madhavan; Shobhit Malik
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Paper Abstract

As IC technologies shrink and via defects remain the same size, the probability of via defects increases. Redundant via insertion is an effective method to reduce yield loss related to via failures, but a large number of extremely complex design rules make efficient automatic via insertion difficult. This paper introduces an automatic redundant via insertion flow which is capable of adopting new technologies and complex design rules extremely quickly. Runtime and efficiency are optimized through a smart insertion scheduling technique. Our experiments show that it efficiently improves redundant via percentage, making designs more robust against via defects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8327, Design for Manufacturability through Design-Process Integration VI, 83270C (14 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915796
Show Author Affiliations
Ahmad Abdulghany, Mentor Graphics Corp. (United States)
Rami Fathy, Mentor Graphics Corp. (United States)
Luigi Capodieci, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (United States)
Piyush Pathak, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (United States)
Sriram Madhavan, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (United States)
Shobhit Malik, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8327:
Design for Manufacturability through Design-Process Integration VI
Mark E. Mason, Editor(s)

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