Expert Layout Editor Recent Improvements: Over-the-Point Drawing of Orthogonal Shapes


This article presents an overview of new features added to Silvaco’s Expert layout editor. Silvaco has taken a careful look at the real-world obstacles faced daily by semiconductor layout designers and design engineers. Silvaco has augmented Expert with features that dramatically increase flexibility and also help to reduce constraint violations and other roadblocks inherent to complex layout design.

Expert is a fast, robust, PC-based editor that is designed to manage the complex issues inherent to advanced, deep-submicron Ultra Large Signal Integration (ULSI) designs. Expert’s proprietary database efficiently processes (ULSI) without restrictions on layout complexity or type of geometry. These improvements once again secure Expert’s place as an industry standard without sacrificing the stability and ease-of-use that seasoned layout experts have come to expect and rely on.