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This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 7,231,626 (‘626 Patent), titled “Method of implementing an engineering change order in an integrated circuit design by windows”, from assignee Bell Semiconductor LLC, published on 12 June 2007.
This patent discloses methods of implementing engineering change orders (ECO) into an integrated circuit design. Upon receiving and processing the ECO, the method further creates at least a window, where changes are to be implemented. A window is a finite area bounded with coordinates and is less than the entire area of the integrated circuit design. After setting up a window, the corresponding area is replaced with the revised integrated circuit design and is done through incremental routing. In conclusion, a revised integrated circuit design is generated.
This preliminary search report includes the following:
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