Who will be left standing in DFM?

An interesting exchange of ideas reported in Electronics News recently.

DFM is the bridge between design and manufacturing. Most of the tools in the DFM arena are now towards the manufacturing side i.e. improving OPC while a selected few are focusing on the design part of the bridge. I agree with the viewpoint that in the consolidation phase, it will be these selected few who stand a chance to survive. Moving from binary rules based info to distribution information coming from manufacturing is not a smooth transition…..

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