Joe Ervin is giving a talk at the IC Forum at Semicon Taiwan on Friday, September 25 from 3:25 – 3:50 pm, entitled “Full Stack Computational Optimization Through Virtual Fabrication”.
Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) is used to optimize processes and design definitions early in technology development. It can predict layout-dependent process effects, improve yield, and help technologist avoid wrong technology paths. Unfortunately, DTCO is difficult to achieve in practice, due to fragmented software platforms, difficulties in matching levels of data abstraction, process depth variation, disparate physics and more. In this presentation, we will review a DTCO methodology to link design content with process technology that is computationally efficient, and can integrate various software platforms, levels of abstraction, process depths and other data required for full-stack DTCO.