Design for Manufacturability: Challenges and Opportunities
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is one of the foremost concerns in the semiconductor industry today.
This work describes a few of the key issues facing circuit designers and tool developers in the DFM space and points to future areas of research interest.
In particular, we show that comprehending and exploiting systematic pattern dependencies can be a powerful knob to improve performance under variability.
Furthermore, we describe a...