Optimizing the digital era!
XYALIS, an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company, offers specialized tools in the area of Design for Manufacturing. XYALIS main tools includes CMP metal-fill and MCM and MPW layout optimization. These tools brings advanced solution to the most important DFM issues found during the design and the mask preparation. XYALIS tools also increase engineering productivity during tape-out and help reduce time to manufacturing.
XYALIS’ solutions have been developed in cooperation with major semiconductor industry leaders and have been used in production for the most advanced processes (down to 28nm).
XYALIS is the only independent company offering a full line of products dedicated to the reticle assembly teams for wafer optimization and management. The current toolset encompasses MPW optimization and placement plus the overall wafer frame management.
XYALIS tools are very robust and has been used in production for more than 5 years at major semiconductor houses without any error.
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 popular in the papers and symposiums. Thanks to its founders who have a very deep knowledge and experience in this field XYALIS has been able to innovate and provide new solutions to solve problems faced by engineers today.
XYALIS focuses on two main flows of the layout finishing process:
- Metal filling to address Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) issues
- Mask Data Preparation
Metal filling is now necessary for advanced processes in order to increase factory yield. The insertion of dummies ensures a uniform pattern distribution over chips and wafers, resulting in higher manufacturability. These additional electrically inactive polygons add parasitic effects and may impact correct design behavior and timing.
With XYALIS’ solutions there is no compromise between yield improvement and design performance. Thanks to patented dummy distribution algorithms, XYALIS metal-filling solutions have been addressing the most advanced needs of the semiconductor industry.
Mask Data Preparation
XYALIS is the only independent company offering a fully integrated environment to build complex reticles as well as 1X masks, both for regular arrays of dies and for Multi Project Wafers (MPWs) or shuttles.
Built around a powerful dedicated graphical editor, the mask data preparation environment provides all the needed features to address the most ambitious mask making processes: MPW management, automatic frame generation, mask and reticle assembly, wafer map optimization.
Since Nov. 2009, XYALIS has established a partnership with SII NanoTechnology Inc., a japanese company, subsidiary of Seiko Instruments, in order to distribute and to provide technical support for SmartMRC in the USA and Europe. This very powerful and advanced Mask Rule Checker complements efficiently the range of our Mask Data Preparation flow. Our partnership has been transferred to Hitachi High Tech Science Corporation in 2013, after the acquisition of SmartMRC activities by this affiliate of Hitachi group. Finally, in 2015, SmartMRC was acquired by Synopsys and integrated to CATS™ Mask Data Prepenvironment.
XYALIS, a privately held company founded in 1998, is headquartered in Grenoble, France, and has opened an office in San Jose, California. A Regional Headquarter in Asia was opened in 2011 in Singapore.