Manufacturability Review, Messages, and Status States

Submit A Design

What MOSIS does after successfully receiving a submission for fabrication.

  • You've successfully sent a New Project request.
  • Your Fabricate request was received.
  • The design file was successfully uploaded.

Project Status: Being Checked

As soon as MOSIS successfully receives your layout, our software starts analyzing it to ensure we understand your design well enough to fabricate it and that there is nothing present that would interfere with the fabrication of other designs on the run.

MOSIS calls this a Manufacturability Review. No DRC (Design Rule Check) is performed; MOSIS does not offer DRC services.

In addition to evaluating your layout, MOSIS will also check your account for the presence of any unresolved administrative issues that could prevent your design from being fabricated.

Upon completion of the manufacturability review, MOSIS will reporting its findings, sending copies to the e-mail (net_address field) addresses you specified in the request form.

Successful Manufacturability Review Message

Queued for Fabrication

Manufacturability review did not find any problems affecting manufacturability, but you should read all the warnings carefully because they may be important. A project will stay in this state until it is selected for fabrication on the next available appropriate run or cancelled.

Foundry Checks In Progress

Manufacturability review did not find any problems affecting manufacturability, but your project is destined for a foundry that imposes further checks (all the GF technologies, and the ON Semi I2T100, I2T30, I3T80,I3T50, and I3T25 processes). These additional tests may result in the discovery of design issues that will need to be addressed prior to fabrication. Also, you should read all the warnings carefully because they may be important. A project will stay in this state until it is selected for fabrication on the next available appropriate run.

Unsuccessful Manufacturability Review Message

Awaiting Quote or Funding

Do not ignore this message. Although your design passed the manufacturability review, it is not in the queue, cannot be selected for fabrication because of unresolved pricing or payment issues, and will remain in this state until you contact MOSIS to resolve it.

Contact MOSIS

Your design has encountered a problem and will not be fabricated until you contact MOSIS to correct the problem.

Project Failed

The manufacturability review of the design has determined this project is ineligible for fabrication in its current state. The project error(s) give the reason(s).

If the error(s) turn out to be in the parameter values you declared (e.g., you specified the wrong technology) and not in the layout file itself , you can fix the error(s) by sending an Update request correcting those parameters. You need not resubmit the layout. A new Manufacturability Review will be performed with the modified parameters and the existing layout file.


stop_lite Submission problems fall into one of two categories: Errors and Warnings.

Errors by their very nature cause a design submission to fail and must be addressed.

Warnings, by themselves, do not cause a manufacturability review failure, but they may represent a real problem that you need to address.

If your submission failed, review and address the Errors.


Status State Messages

After the run closes, the ability to revise layout in the queue is at the discretion of MOSIS. Contact MOSIS customer support at 310-448-9400 for advice.

Locked (Fabrication Candidate)

The project is tentatively selected for inclusion on a MOSIS run that is in the early stages of being assembled. Modified layout cannot be sent when the design is in this state, nor can the project be cancelled.

In Fabrication

The project is part of a run that has entered the fabrication cycle. Data has been sent to the mask shop and wafer fabrication has started. In addition to its design number, the project is now assigned a "Fabrication ID," which consists of the MOSIS run identifier and the project's specific die ID.

Shipped

The project has completed fabrication and packaging cycle, and parts have been shipped to the customer. This is the end state, indicating the process is complete.

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