Grant: $400,633 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 10, 2009
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Award Description: Description: The semiconductor industry is likely to see several radical changes in the fabrication and device technologies in the next decade. Conventional after-the-fact changes to design methodologies and tools to technology leads to wasted effort and under-utilization of technology. Successful research outcomes from this proposal will change several aspects of design methodologies as well as technology development. A future impact of this work is nothing less than to inform both the design technology and process technology roadmaps, so as to enable the electronics industry to derive maximum product benefit from underlying technology.
Project Description: Statement of Work: We will investigate design-centric evaluation and enablement of future technological options: (1) minimally intrusive enablement of future lithographic technologies such as double patterning, spacer lithography and nano-imprint; (2) development of design rules in a way that is cognizant of their full-chip area/power/delay and manufacturability implications; and (3) design-awareness to lower costs of expensive masks for future patterning. The second aspect of co-optimization covered in this proposal is algorithmic manufacturing process optimization driven by design: (1) using 'snapshots' of the manufacturing process to discover and enable novel optimizations in the design-manufacturing-test flow; and (2) optimizing shapes of transistors for better design metrics.
Jobs Summary: UCLA is a world-class educational institution in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis that threatens our mission to provide education, research and public service benefiting millions of people. ARRA funding to the University has enabled the creation and retention of jobs to support vital scientific research and training activities that would otherwise be severely constrained or eliminated through budget cuts. The type(s) of jobs created and retained by this ARRA-fund award includes: Scientific/Technical Professionals and Staff positions, such as Researchers, Post-Docs, Graduate Student Researchers, Project Managers and Statisticians. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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