Synopsys says 45 nm tools to be available in H2 07

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As the semiconductor industry is preparing 45 nm production, electronic design automation (EDA) player Synopsys has indicated that the company should deliver concrete development progress for corresponding tools in the second half of 2007. Design houses need to understand all the potential barriers that may have to be caught during front-end production, which include lithography issues, as technology advances, according to Synopsys vice president of marketing, design for manufacturing (DFM) Anantha Sethuraman.

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