That time of year is coming…the old calendar comes down, the new one goes up, and we look at all those days ahead of us and think…THIS year, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series! Okay, we don’t really think that, but it’s one of those forlorn wishes that keeps hanging around.
What you really think is that THIS year is different, new, full of possibilities. You’ll lose weight, organize the garage, get ahead of all those projects on your desk, solve that niggling design rule error that eluded you last week, or get that tapeout to the foundry a week ahead of schedule. Whatever it is, you’re resolved to do it/start it/finish it/solve it in the new year.
And here at Mentor, we want to help. Can’t do much about your weight or garage, but I’m happy and excited to announce the addition of Solutions resources on our Fabless/Foundry Ecosystems Solutions website. Each of our Solutions will be chock-full of resources to help you clearly understand the issues in a particular design and verification topic, and provide you with the information and guidance you need to improve your design and manufacturing processes.
We started with multi-patterning, because, well, we listen. Multi-patterning is one of those new requirements that a lot of design teams are wrestling with. Implementing multi-patterning is not nearly as simple as it might seem, and we’ve done our best to document the complexities and hidden traps that can thwart your best efforts.
Other solutions, including advanced fill strategies, 3D-IC design verification, and reliability verification are on their way. And if there’s a topic area you’d like us to consider, drop me a note. The whole point of this website is to provide you with the knowledge and support that can help you and your company achieve your goals. That’s MY resolution for the coming year.
Happy New Year!