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Aging in Standard Cells: What You Need to Know

This guide provides a comprehensive overview of standard cell reliability and aging. It covers the basics of aging, the factors that contribute to aging, and the methods that can be used to mitigate aging. The guide also provides a case study that illustrates the impact of aging on a real-world IC design.

A Day in the Life of an Etch fab Engineer

The sun painted the sky with hues of pink and orange as Rajesh stepped into the state-of-the-art VLSI fab. He knew that every day brought a new challenge, but this particular morning carried an air of urgency. As he sipped his morning chai, an alert on his phone caught his attention - a troubling anomaly during the etching process on advanced 7nm wafers.