Blaze DFM to Attend Design Automation Conference

Blaze DFM, the electrical DFM company, will have multiple presences at this year’s Design Automation and Test in Europe conference.

Standard Cell Library and Hard IP Design – Presented by Blaze DFM, Ponte Solutions, Sagantec
9:00am – 12:00pm, Monday, June 4, 2007
Room 11A
Blaze, Ponte Solutions, and Sagantec are presenting a hands-on tutorial on the value of design for manufacturing (DFM) solutions during intellectual property (IP) development. Participants will use analysis tools from Ponte and Blaze to detect areas of the IP blocks and cells that may be highly susceptible to manufacturing defects, “hotspots,” and then automatically fix those hotspots with Sagantec’s optimization software.

Manufacturing-Aware Optimization – Presented by Blaze DFM, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
2:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Room 11A
Blaze and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are presenting a hands-on tutorial on how to handle manufacturing variation on large digital designs. Participants will learn how to use the information contained in TSMC’s DFM Design Kit (DDK) together with Blaze’s electrical DFM analysis and optimization software to reduce the effects of manufacturing variation and substantially boost parametric yield.

STARC Customer Presentation
10:00am – 11:00am, June 7, 2007
San Diego Convention Center, Booth #1884
Mr. Masami Murakata of the Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center (STARC) will present the results of the technical evaluation that led to STARC’s selection of Blaze MO leakage power optimization software for their STARCAD-CEL 65nm ultra low-power reference flow. To register for this presentation, please email us at with the subject “DAC STARC presentation.”

Blaze DFM Technical Sessions
Blaze’s engineering team will be presenting the following technical papers and tutorials:

  • “Modeling for DFM/DFY,” Monday, June 4, 12pm – 5pm, Room 6A
  • “Line End Shortening is not Always a Failure,” Tuesday, June 5, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Room 6F
  • “How Design Meets Yield in the Fab,” Friday full-day tutorial, June 8, Room 6D

Blaze Electrical DFM Product Demonstrations
June 4 – 7, 2007
San Diego Convention Center, Booth #1884
Blaze will also be offering product demonstrations at exhibition Booth #1884. Blaze MO leakage power optimization software has been proven in silicon to reduce subthreshold leakage power and variability by up to 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, on 90nm and 65nm designs, resulting in substantial double-digit gains in parametric yield. To request a demonstration, please email us at with the subject “DAC product demo.”