Timing closure highlights the challenges of 45nm silicon design and below

May 23, 2013 // By Cadence Design Systems
Innovation is the cornerstone of the semiconductor industry and has been responsible for massive changes in all parts of the industry, from design through fabrication, assembly and test. The foundational requirements of innovation in design are changing; they are expanding in scope. Point solutions that locally optimize a single design process by some metric, such as power, are more often than not proving to be a net disruption to design closure, rather than a benefit.
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