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28 March 2014 Configurable hot spot fixing system
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Hot spot fixing (HSF) method has been used to fix many hot spots automatically. However, conventional HSF based on a biasing based modification is difficult to fix many hot spots under a low-k1 lithography condition. In this paper we proposed a new HSF, called configurable hotspot fixing system. The HSF has two major concepts. One is a new function to utilize vacant space around a hot spot by adding new patterns or extending line end edges around the hot spot. The other is to evaluate many candidates at a time generated by the new functions. We confirmed the proposed HSF improves 73% on the number of fixing hot spots and reduces total fixing time by 50% on a device layout equivalent to 28nm-node. The result shows the proposed HSF is effective for layouts under the low-k1 lithography condition.
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Masanari Kajiwara, Sachiko Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Mashita, Ryota Aburada, Nozomu Furuta, and Toshiya Kotani "Configurable hot spot fixing system", Proc. SPIE 9053, Design-Process-Technology Co-optimization for Manufacturability VIII, 90530G (28 March 2014);

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