Developing a Concurrent Methodology for Standard-Cell Library Generation

  title={Developing a Concurrent Methodology for Standard-Cell Library Generation},
  author={Donald G. Baltus and Thomas Varga and Robert C. Armstrong and John Duh and T. G. Matheson},
This paper describes the development of a concurrentmethodology for standard cell library generation. Use of anovel physical design automation method enables a high degreeof concurrency among process, circuit, and layout development.In addition to reducing overall time-to-market, the newmethod allows optimization to occur simultaneously across thecircuit, layout, and process design spaces. The result is librarieswith improved density, circuit performance, and process yield.