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DFM: What is it and what will it do?

Everybody’s talking about it, but just what is DFM? According to various EDA company websites, design for manufacturing can be: generation of yield optimized cells; layout compaction; wafer mapping optimization; planarity fill; or, statistical timing among other definitions. Obviously, there is very little consensus. For me, DFM is what makes my job hard: Characterizing it, and developing tools for it, is the most important item on my agenda.

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One Response to “DFM: What is it and what will it do?”

  1. Jeff Zhang Says:

    My job is a lithography engineer, I want understand about DFM.

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