January 14, 2013
, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced its participation at the
Mentor Forum Israel
January 15, 2013
at the Hilton Tel-Aviv hotel. TowerJazz is utilizing several Mentor tool sets, both for design and mask generation, and will be exhibiting at the event. TowerJazz will also provide two presentations; Mr.
, Senior Program Manager, Mask Technology Group, will discuss automated Design Rule Checking (DRC) waiver technology and Mr.
, Design Enablement Manager will present on TowerJazz's reference flow and its use of Mentor's Calibre® PERC product.
Mr. Oren's talk will take place at 15:15 in the physical verification track under "Double Patterning and the Calibre Platform: A Deep Dive" and will focus on the DRC violation auto waiver, a technique implemented on GDSII files intended to reduce the amount of DRC errors that appear when run. Usually these errors, if approved by an integrator, take a lot of time as the approval is done manually and on a case-by-case basis. By having an automatic runset that identifies and approves these cases, it saves a lot of time and allows a more fluent tapeout flow. It also allows the debug to focus on the errors that need to be corrected, if any.
TowerJazz's presentation on its reference flow and use of Mentor's Calibre PERC solution will be provided by Mr. Hasnes at 11:55 in the physical verification track under "Using Calibre PERC for Circuit Reliability Verification." Calibre PERC provides the unique ability to combine schematic (netlist) and physical layout criteria and measurements to perform advanced checks that were previously done manually because they were difficult or impossible to automate. TowerJazz is currently using Calibre PERC internally to create specialized circuit reliability checks for its customers, which include but are not limited to electrostatic discharge (ESD), charge device modeling (CDM), and power management propagation checks. TowerJazz is also planning to issue Calibre PERC rule decks to TowerJazz customers.