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IMMS, TU Ilmenau and MunEDA Present DFM-DFY Tutorial at VDE Conference Reliability and Design (ZuD) in Munich

Munich / Erfurt, Germany - Monday, March 26th, 2007

Research Institute IMMS ( and EDA-Vendor MunEDA ( will present a DFM-DFY tutorial for statistical analysis and yield optimization of analog integrated circuits at the VDE Conference Reliability and Design (ZuD) in Munich. Speakers are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Sommer, Scientific Managing Director of Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems (IMMS gGmbH) and chair of the Institute of Electronic Circuits and Systems of Technical University of Ilmenau as well as Dr. Michael Pronath, Vice President Products & Solutions, from MunEDA. The tutorial will be moderated by Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Andreas Ripp, Vice President Sales & Marketing, from MunEDA.

The tutorial will contain four specific tasks about statistical analysis and optimization of integrated analog and mixed-signal circuits. In the first talk, Prof. Sommer will give an introduction and overview into goal and targets of Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Yield (DFY) aspects both from industrial as well as research point of view. The second talk of the presentation IMMS will present basics of analog circuit modelling and simulation as well as aspects of design for reliability in circuit design. This will cover topics like electrical systems definition, SPICE-level simulation for analog circuits, modified nodal analysis, transistor modelling for MOS, analysis methods for Bipolar and MOS as well as statistical SPICE model generation. The third contribution will be presented by MunEDA. After an introductory overview about MunEDA methodologies and algorithms for DFM and DFY of analog intergrated circuits will be explained in detail in a technical presentation. Topics include constraint management, feasibility analysis and optimization, sensitivity analysis of circuit parameter and performances, nominal circuit optimization methodologies as well as statistical analysis and yield optimization methodologies and strategies. The fourth presentation of the tutorial will be a live demo of an industrial circuit demonstrator example covering statistical methods for Worst Case Distances used for yield analysis and yield optimization.

About VDE Conference Reliability & Design (ZuD)
The VDE Conference Reliability & Design (ZuD) will take place on March 26-28, 2007 in Maritim Hotel in Munich. MunEDA ( will act as official co-sponsor of the conference. Other speakers at the conference include colleagues from companies such as In-fineon, Atmel, X-Fab, Bosch, IBM, ARM, Intel, AMD, Cadence, Qimonda, Fraunhofer, Nokia, as well as numerous universities and research institutes. To find out more information about the VDE Conference Reliability and Design (ZuD) please visit the official website:

About IMMS
Institute for Microelectronic and Mechatronic Systems is a non-profit research and development organisation located in Ilmenau and Erfurt, Germany. It was set up to offer industry practical product development with a sound academic foundation and a strong link to the Technical University of Ilmenau as so called AN-Institut, thus assisting in getting technological innovations onto the market. The main research and development activities at IMMS are directed to complex engineering systems, largely involving heterogeneous microelectronic and mechanical components. For more information on IMMS please refer to:

About MunEDA
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA's WiCkeD' tool suite - the industry's most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions - to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Cupertino, California, USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at