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Doug Grant

The Overlooked Component & the Unsung Hero

Doug Grant
goafrit2
goafrit2
1/24/2013 7:44:25 PM
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Re: Shrink To Grow-not always right?
>> Your point of having as much as possible of all Bobs

Largely, the guys in process and fab hold trade secrets of companies. You cannot easily pick their skills and transfer them unlike the designers. It remains to be seen how that talent of understanding particles and looking at wafers and coming up with good insights can be passed.

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Rama Murthy
Rama Murthy
1/23/2013 9:58:31 PM
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Shrink To Grow-not always right?
I  could not clearly understand if the unintended reset was due to the parasitics in the changed(shrunk) package size or due to the increased noise bandwidth sensitivity due to narrower gate widths due to the lower micron technology? Kindly let us know how it was solved.

               Your point of having as much as possible of all Bobs when they are alive is well taken as we have been loosing many of them of late unfortunately.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
1/23/2013 9:19:26 PM
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The Three Fights
>> three things can kill a chip...a new design, a new process, and a new package

In my company, we call them the three fights.  No one is ideally correct or wrong. It is like my Benz is better than yours. I have never attended a more frustrated meeting than experiening when  design begins to blame process and process packaging and packaging design. Though the designer is always the master, it does not usually work well when bad things happen.  The best strategy is to make all the three teams project champions and owners of the project. That way they cannot outsource failures.

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goafrit2
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1/23/2013 9:07:38 PM
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Change agents
>> Roberts became a fellow at Analog Devices for his contributions to the company's manufacturing technology;

I know Rob. He is not unsung though. These guys have influence and can control more space than the VPs as Fellows. In the technical community, we do not see a lot of these guys because companies ask them to hide because of IPs issues.

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