Electrical & Computer Engineering     |     Carnegie Mellon

Friday, October 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. HH-1112

Andrzej Strojwas
Carnegie Mellon University

Design-Manufacturing Interface for VDSM Technologies

This talk will present the requirements for the design-manufacturing interface for the upcoming generations of ULSI technologies. We will start by presenting an overview of trends in semiconductor industry: accelerated roadmap which leads to further miniaturization, the increasing role of manufacturing fluctuations, shrinking time to market, product complexity (including SOC) and the overall disaggregation of semiconductor industry (emergence of fabless companies and increasing role of foundries in manufacturing). We will then propose requirements for the integrated approach to Design For manufacturability (DFM). These DFM interface capabilities will redefine the design flow and will pose new requirements on the EDA. They will enable much more predictive design synthesis and much more realistic verification of the system before its manufacturing. To illustrate these concepts, we will present several projects currently underway at CSSI.

Andrzej J. Strojwas is Joseph F. and Nancy Keithley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 1997 he has served as Chief Technologist at PDF Solutions, Inc. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1982. He has held positions at Harris Semiconductor Co., AT&T Bell Laboratories, Texas Instruments, NEC, HITACHI, SEMATECH, KLA-Tencor and PDF Solutions, Inc. He serves as consultant to a number of industrial laboratories in the area of statistically based CAD/CIM of VLSIC's. His research interests include modeling of IC equipment, fabrication processes and semiconductor devices, computer-aided design and verification of VLSI circuits, and control and diagnosis of the IC fabrication processes. In 1985 he received an award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and the Best Paper Award at the 22nd IEEE-ACM Design Automation Conference. He is also a recipient of the SRC Inventor Recognition Award. He received the 1991 Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He was Editor of the IEEE Transactions on CAD of ICAS from 1987 to 1989. He served as Technical Program Chairman of the 1988 ICCAD and Conference Chairman of the 1989 ICCAD. Between 1991 and 1994 he was a Chairman of the IEEE Computer-Aided Network Design (CANDE) Committee and a member of the IEEE Steering Committee for Design and Manufacturing Engineering. In 1990 he was elected IEEE Fellow.