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Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini, Editor, writes:

We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "DFM (design for manufacture)", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest. Let me be your guide.
Start with the news release Reference flow incorporates power reduction system from Cadence Design Systems, which we summarised at the time by saying "The Pride V1.5 flow incorporates the CPF-based Cadence low-power design solution to provide an automated and holistic low-power design flow from RTL design through GDS II tape-out". A few weeks before, we featured the news release DC/DC convertors move to the surface from Ericsson Power Modules: "Ericsson's DfM process has made it possible to develop surface-mount modules that comply with even the most demanding manufacturing processes".
In November 2007, we covered the news from Zuken concerning its DFM Center - take a look at PCB software centres on design for manufacturing which says: "Manufacturing design solution helps board producers to handle the increasing complexity and diversity of today's PCBs".
Take a look also at the news release from Synopsys, Reference design flow eases chip evaluation, as well as Medical project moves on to manufacturing from Plexus Corp UK, and Auto router optimises yield from Pyxis Technology.

See also:

IC platform cuts design times (September 2007)
Cadence's new approach directly models critical elements of the manufacturing process instead of relying on conservative design rules

News on the Control Center automated DFM from Direct Logix (September 2007)
Automated Design for Manufacturing (DFM) allows PCB designers to receive manufacturing design feedback within one hour

Software speeds foundry operations (August 2007)
The NanoScope platform presents a major technology and industry breakthrough in speed and accuracy, using distributed computing on generic network computers

Design company announces new acquisition (August 2007)
Cadence is now the only EDA company that can deliver manufacturing awareness and lithographic correctness for all layers in an IC

Reconfigurable logic IP optimised for 65 and 45nm (July 2007)
Manufacturability-optimised reconfigurable logic intellectual property brings significant benefits to customers designing in advanced geometries

Pattern-synthesis technology acquired (July 2007)
Invarium's pattern synthesis capabilities enabl