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Fraunhofer, TUM & MunEDA presented Session Methods for Fast Yield Optimization at DATE09 in Nice


Nice, France - Thursday, April 09th, 2009

Statistical timing is seen as the next EDA technology for timing and power sign-off. Research into this field has seen significant activity starting about five years ago. Recently, interest appears to have fallen off. Also, while a lot of focus has been put on research, few applications in industry have been reported so far.

Therefore, a group driven by Infineon Technologies and including various universities and research institutes as well as an EDA provider has tackled key challenges to enable statistical design in industry, in a project called "Sigma65". Sigma65 strives to provide key foundations to allow a change from traditional deterministic design methods to future design methods driven by statistical considerations.

After an overview of the industrial perspective of the current situation it will be shown how the interaction between industrial perspective, research institutions and EDA provider enables solutions that are applicable in the near future. The TU Munich and the Fraunhofer Institute will present fundamental and applied research on statistical timing and power analysis. MunEDA, EDA provider, will present recent research advances on fast yield estimation.

Sigma65 is partly funded by the German ministry of education and research.

  • 14.00 HOW TO DEAL WITH TIMING AND LEAKAGE VARIATION: RECENT OBSERVATIONS AND MODELLING FROM LIBRARY TO SYSTEM
    M. Dietrich, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS Dresden, DE
  • 14.20 ACCURATE STATISTICAL TIMING CONSIDERATION WAVEFORM VARIATIONS
    U. Schlichtmann, TU Munich, DE
  • 14.40 STATISTICAL POWER ESTIMATION
    J. Haase, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS Dresden, DE
  • 15.00 METHODS FOR FAST YIELD ESTIMATION
    M. Pronath, MunEDA, DE


Moderator and Organisor of this session is Dr. Manfred Dietrich, Head of Modelling & Simulation Department of Fraunhofer IIS/EAS Dresden, DE

For more information please refer to www.date-conference.com/conference/date09-session-11-8

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 www.muneda.com/contacts.php.