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Any discussion about advanced node (below 28nm) that focuses only on digital design is missing an important part of the story. Custom/analog design must be considered too, and that's the subject of a video interview with Tom Beckley, senior vice president of R&D for Custom IC and Simulation at Cadence.
In this 3 ½ minute interview, I asked several questions, including:
For answers, click on the video icon below or click here.
Tom Beckley has more to say about advanced node design in a new viewpoint at Electronic Design, titled "Will Layout-Dependent Effects (LDE) Stand Between You and Your Next Smart Device?" To read it, click here.
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