What kind of things do we need to consider for DFM during 90nm chip physical design?
Design for Manufacturability (DFM) has always been important, but is vital as we moveto 90nm technologies. The line between defects and process variation has blurred to thepoint that in some cases it is no longer meaningful. This means that yield and qualitylevel are becoming more design dependent than ever, and that test effectiveness cannotbe guaranteed without strict DFM guidelines. Without DFM, no company will be able tosuccessfully make the jump to 90nm technology.
DFM has historically been most successful in a vertically integrated manufacturingenvironment; can it succeed in a disaggregated model? The panelists will explore DFMfrom the foundry, EDA, IP, fabless, and vertically integrated manufacturing perspectives.