Filling and slotting: analysis and algorithms

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Filling and slotting: analysis and algorithms
In very deep-submicron VLSI, certain manufacturing steps – notably optical exposure, resist development and etch, chemical vapor deposition and chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP)– have varying effects on device and interconnect features depending on local characteristics of the layout. To make these effects uniform and predictable, the layout itself must be made uniform with respect to certain density parameters. Traditionally, only foundries have performed the post-processing needed to achieve this uniformity, via insertion (“filling”) or partial deletion (“slotting”) of features in the layout. Today, however, physical design and verification tools cannot remain oblivious to such foundry post-processing. Without an accurate estimate of the filling and slotting, RC extraction, delay calculation, and timing and noise analysis flows will all suffer from wild inaccuracies. Therefore, future placeand-route tools must efficiently perform filling and slotting prior to per...
Andrew B. Kahng, Gabriel Robins, Anish Singh, Huij
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Updated 05 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ISPD
Authors Andrew B. Kahng, Gabriel Robins, Anish Singh, Huijuan Wang, Alexander Zelikovsky
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