08001512 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 34 patents.

A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for using pattern-dependent models at early stages of the design process. This addresses the key disadvantage of prior approaches which are restricted to using such models later in the design process for IC designs that are nearly complete. Pattern-dependent manufacturing effects are extracted from early stage designs and using the extracted pattern-dependent effects to efficiently and effectively design the integrated circuit. One or more contexts are built around one or more units of the design, with examples of units being a block or cell. The units are then used in the context to generate pattern-dependent data as a basis for one or more pattern-dependent models.

Title
Method and system for implementing context simulation
Application Number
11/768851
Publication Number
8001512 (B1)
Application Date
June 26, 2007
Publication Date
August 16, 2011
Inventor
David White
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Cadence Design Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/50
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