Title: Specification management for the cost constraint optimisation in microelectronic design

Authors: Magali Mauchand, Nicolas Perry, Alain Bernard

Addresses: Manufacturing Engineering Team, Laboratoire de Genie Industriel et Production Mecanique, ENSAM, CER Metz, 4, rue Augustin Fresnel, Metz 57 070, France. ' Virtual Engineering for Industrial Engineering team, Research Institute on Communication and Cybernetic of Nantes, UMR CNRS 6597, Ecole Centrale Nantes, 1, rue de la Noe, Nantes 44321, France. ' Virtual Engineering for Industrial Engineering team, Research Institute on Communication and Cybernetic of Nantes, UMR CNRS 6597, Ecole Centrale Nantes, 1, rue de la Noe, Nantes 44321, France

Abstract: In the preliminary design phase the integration of the economic constraints of a product is a difficult engineering task since there is a real lack of dedicated tools. This paper illustrates a specification software solution method making it possible to meet this need, applied to the microelectronics field.

Keywords: cost evaluation; microelectronic design; preliminary design; microelectronics; software model integration; cost methods; specification management; cost constraint optimisation; economic constraints; product design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2008.020171

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.284 - 297

Available online: 06 Sep 2008 *

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