Press Release Source: International Society for Quality Electronic Design




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Leading design for quality conference recognizes innovations in design for quality, manufacturing, yield, and reliability


SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 28, 2006 - The International Society for Quality Electronic Design ( today announced four winners of the best paper awards at the ISQED 06 conference held March 27 - 29, 2006 in San Jose, California.  ISQED best papers are selected and voted upon by a select committee composed of senior technologists from the electronic design automation (EDA), integrated circuit (IC) design, and semiconductor manufacturing communities.

This year's best papers are:

Improving Transient Error Tolerance of Digital VLSI Circuits Using

Robustness Compiler (ROCO)

Chong Zhao, Sujit Dey

University of California At San Diego , La Jolla , Ca


System-Level SRAM Yield Enhancement

Fadi Kurdahi *, Ahmed Eltawil *, Rouwaida Kanj **, Young-Hwan Park *, Sani Nassif**

*UC Irvine, Irvine , CA , **IBM Austin Research Labs., Austin , TX


Power Gating with Multiple Sleep Modes

Kanak Agarwal*, Harmander Deogun**, Dennis Sylvester**, Kevin Nowka*

*IBM Research, Austin , TX , ** University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI


FASER: Fast Analysis of Soft Error Susceptibility for Cell-Based Designs

Bin Zhang, Wei-shen Wang, Michael Orshansky

University of Texas , Austin , TX


The ISQED 06 best paper awards were sponsored by Synopsys Inc. ( and Magma Design Automation Inc. (



The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), is a premier Design & Design Automation conference, aimed at bridging the gap between and integration of: electronic design tools and processes, integrated circuit technologies, processes and manufacturing in order to achieve design quality. ISQED is the pioneer and leading conference dealing with design for manufacturability and quality issues. The conference provides a forum to present and exchange ideas and to promote the research, development, and application of design techniques & methods, design processes, EDA design methodologies and EDA tools that address issues impacting the quality of the realization of designs into physical integrated circuits. ISQED emphasizes a holistic approach toward design quality and highlights and accelerates cooperation among the IC Design, EDA, Semiconductor Process Technology and Manufacturing communities.



Paper #1: From left to right; Tanay Karnik, Chong Zhao, and Antonio Nunez



Paper #2: From left to right; Tanay Karnik, Fadi Kurdahi, Ahmed Eltawil, and Antonio Nunez


Paper #3: From left to right; Tanay Karnik, Harmander Deogun, and Antonio Nunez


Paper #4: From left to right; Tanay Karnik, Bin Zhang, and Antonio Nunez

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