Fun and edgy parasitic extraction blog?

Hi everyone, and welcome to my first blog entry. When I found out that I was going to be writing a blog on parasitic extraction, my first thoughts were:

Blog = fun, edgy, exciting
Parasitic extraction = geeky, techie, boring

Therefore,
Blog ≠ Parasitic Extraction

How was I going to make this work? How am I going to make model order reduction and stochastic integral equation solvers and nanometer technology interesting? I decided to enlist the help of my husband, who gets to hear me talk about accuracy and nanometer technology all the time, and here’s what he came up with.

Merrill as Karen Chow:

Welcome to my first blog entry about parasitic extraction (accurate, nanometer). This is very exciting for me because I get to share with you, the blog reader, about what I think about all day. I think it is ACCURATE to say that parasitic extraction is the cutting edge of today’s computer chip development technology. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think about parasitic extraction? That’s right!.. Nanometer technology. Just think about that for a while. Nanometer technology is like micrometer technology but BETTER!!

So please come visit here soon and often for next installments of my parasitic blog, for I have so much exciting, extreme, edgy, and accurate things to talk about with you. And for those who have nothing to do this Saturday, coming to Portland to see the Pistol Kitties ROCK THE HOUSE!!

Okay, so that was my husband’s attempt. Nice use of CAPS, I love SHOUTING!!! And I love the blatant, unadulterated plug for our band! But it’s not very helpful. I thought I’d ask you, my highly valued blog reader, about what topics you think would be interesting for future blog posts. Here are my thoughts so far.

1.The link between parasitic extraction and lithography
2.Parasitic extraction and CMP effects
3.Mixed-signal extraction and simulation
4.Statistical process corners
5.Tips and tricks in running Calibre xRC
6.Substrate extraction
7.Parasitic Extraction Accuracy: How Much Is Enough?
8.Size, speed and accuracy trade-offs in parasitic extraction
9.Managing the interface between device and interconnect parasitics (How do I know the tool is not double counting?)
10.Using the new MIPT format for specifying process stacks for xCalibrate
11.Process variation – the use of in-die variation
12.Setting up your xcell list to control extraction hierarchy
13.Explaining the three steps for extraction (PHDB, PDB, and FMT)
14.Review of recently published parasitic extraction papers in IEEE
15.Why my previous car was named Bob

Which of these topics would be useful and interesting to you?

YOUR OPINION IS IMPORTANT TO ME, HELP MAKE THIS PARASITIC EXTRACTION BLOG THE MOST AMAZING EXTRACTION BLOG EVER!!!!!!

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Commented on May 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm
By rohan helio

1.The link between parasitic extraction and lithography
2.Parasitic extraction and CMP effects
5.Tips and tricks in running Calibre xRC
6.Substrate extraction
7.Parasitic Extraction Accuracy: How Much Is Enough?
8.Size, speed and accuracy trade-offs in parasitic extraction
15.Why my previous car was named Bob?

Commented on May 28, 2009 at 8:14 am
By Dale Walz

I would be interested in 3, and 5-15.

Commented on June 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm
By Karen Chow

Thanks for your votes. The next topic I will cover is process variation – the use of in-die variation. I’ll also toss in why my previous car was named Bob!

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