Hans T. Heineken

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Key characteristics of newly emerging IC technologies render the traditional concept of die size minimization and traditional "design rules" insufficient to handle the design-manufacturing interface. This tutorial surveys the design and process characteristics relevant to the manufacturability of submicron ICs. The discussion also covers analysis of design(More)
A sound IC design methodology must be supported by adequate manufacturability assessment tools. These tools should assist a designer in predicting IC manufacturing cost in as early a design stage as possible. In this paper a yield model is proposed that takes as input a standard cell netlist and produces as output a yield estimate without performing(More)
Owing to rapid changes of IC technologies, traditionaldesign rule checking is becoming inadequate to assure satisfactorylevels of IC manufacturability. This paper describes a newcomputer supported design analysis environment that improvesthe efficiency of manufacturability assessment of new products.This environment, called MAPEX 2, is described in the(More)
This paper proposes a vision for a new research domain emerging on the interface between design and manufacturing of VLSI circuits. The key objective of this domain is the minimization of the mismatch between design and manufacturing which is rapidly growing with the increase in complexity of VLSI designs and IC technologies. This broad objective is(More)
This paper proposes a vision for a new research domain emerging on the interface between design and manufacturing of VLSI circuits. The key objective of this domain is the minimization of the mismatch between design and manufacturing which is rapidly growing with the increase in complexity of VLSI designs and IC technologies. This broad objective is(More)