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From Specification to High-Volume Production
March/April 2009 (vol. 26 no. 2)
pp. 30-33
Manuel d'Abreu, SanDisk

Editor's note:

In order to meet the ever shrinking market window, the ability to ramp up chip volume production has become a significant challenge. This is due to simultaneous changes in technology, functionality, schedule, cost, etc. This article presents a set of requirements and a unique design flow developed by SanDisk to help meet on-time volume production.

—Yervant Zorian, Virage Logic

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Index Terms:
design for manufacturability, system design, fabless design companies, IP, specifications, volume production, time to money (TTM)
Citation:
Manuel d'Abreu, "From Specification to High-Volume Production," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 30-33, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MDT.2009.31
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