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The Art of Semiconductor IC Layout Design: Boosting Performance and Reducing Costs

Semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) are the building blocks of modern technology, enabling a wide range of applications from smartphones and computers to cars and spacecraft. The design of ICs involves creating a layout of geometric shapes that represent the patterns of metal, oxide, or semiconductor layers that make up the components of the IC The quality and efficiency of the IC layout design directly affect the performance, cost, and reliability of the IC products.