XYALIS offers advanced EDA software targeting Design for Manufacturing and Mask Preparation.
Xyalis main tools includes dummies-fill tools for the most advanced processes (65nm and below) and MPW floorplan and Frame generation.
These tools enable Designers and Mask Preparation Teams to reduce time to manufacturing, increase engineering productivity during tape-out, and address DFM issues.
Since 1995, a Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP) step has been adopted in the semiconductor manufacturing process to flatten wafer surface between each metal layer. Metal density variations can badly impact this CMP process, thus the need for designers to insert "dummy tiles" into there design to help flatten the surface for each metal layer.
From the start of the company, XYALIS has provided metal-fill tools to address this issue. The first member of this family has been GTtiler. This tool has been in production use at major semiconductor site around the world for many years and has successfully completed a very high number of design tape-outs. It still provide the highest processing speed and the lowest database expansion factor.
In 2002 XYALIS introduced GTsmooth a model-based estimator and dummy tiles insertion tool. The approach of inserting "dummy" tiles in all empty areas was not satisfactory because it introduced too many parasitics. Traditional methods were not successfull in solving this problem and It was necessary to introduce a model based algorithm to get the best results and to minimize the number of inserted tiles while achieving the highest yield.
In 2006 XYALIS introduce GTstyle, a new tool for dummies insertion targeting 65nm processes and below. This new tool combines the advantages of the "model-based" approach while maintaining a compatibility with the design rules checks.
XYALIS expertise and its success history are quite unique in the EDA industry. From the beginning, the company has focused on Design For Manufacturing tools and solutions to solve complex problems found between design and manufacturing. This area is now called DFM and is quite popular in the papers and exhibit.
Thanks to the know-how of its founders who together combine more than 100 years of experience in this field XYALIS has been able to provide industrial solutions to those problems and has also been able to innovate and provide new solutions in this field.
XYALIS is a privately held company, founded in 1998, and located in Grenoble, France.
XYALIS features products in the following categories:
- ASIC Layout
- Custom Layout
- IC DFM Tools
- Mask Design
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