Strategies for Quality CAD PDKs

Kamesh Gadepally,  Mark Young,  James Lin,  Andy Franklin,  Ravi Perumal,  Sridhar Joshi
National Semiconductor Corporation


The competitiveness in the industry to provide quick turn around collateral without compromising quality is a necessity. In addition globalization of engineering activities adds their own challenges and a new dimension to ensuring high quality in a short amount of time. This necessity has given rise to new techniques and strategies. In this paper we discuss some of what we have utilized and learnt in our work with respect to continuously enhancing quality while reducing cycle time.