Patent Number: 7,823,106

Title: Variable performance ranking and modification in design for manufacturability of circuits

Abstract: A method, computer system and program product introduce adding a variable performance ranking parameter to a diagram of a circuit to drive implementation of modifications that are yield improving, performance boosting, or performance-neutral. The information is paired to accomplish a more complete design for manufacturability modification in the design of circuits implemented on chips. In this matter, both yield and chip performance are improved.

Inventors: Baker; Faye D. (Burlington, VT), Beckenbaugh; Mark R. (Rochester, MN), Freerksen; Jason J. (Rochester, MN), Levy; Mark D. (Milton, VT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/50 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00