Coventor® is the leading supplier of 3D modeling and simulation software for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and virtual fabrication of MEMS and semiconductors. Our software and expertise helps customers predict the structures and behavior of their designs before they commit to time-consuming and costly actual fabrication. Modeling and simulating before actual fabrication can save build-and-test cycles, reducing product and process development costs and, most importantly, time to market. Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, equipment suppliers and R&D organizations.
Coventor offers two complementary products for MEMS design and simulation, MEMS+® and CoventorWare®, that together provide a comprehensive platform for MEMS development. These sophisticated tools support the wide variety of physics that occurs in MEMS, including mechanical, electrical, piezo-electrical, piezo-resistive, fluidic and packaging effects. Building on a foundation of MEMS modeling and simulation expertise, the company now offers solutions that enable co-design of MEMS and the accompanying systems and electronic circuitry (IC) that complete a packaged MEMS product. This requires integration with non-MEMS design tools and methodologies, such as the system modeling and EDA tools commonly used by IC and electronics engineers. Our customers in the MEMS industry use our software to develop MEMS-based products for the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer market sectors, including smart phones, tablets, and health monitoring devices.
Coventor offers SEMulator3D® for modeling MEMS and semiconductor fabrication processes. The SEMulator3D platform provides a complete virtual fabrication environment that parallels the capabilities of actual fabs. Built around a proprietary, highly efficient, 3D modeling engine, SEMulator3D has the unique ability to model complete, integrated process flows comprised of hundreds of individual processes. Virtual metrology capabilities enable process engineers to quantify the effects of process changes and variability on critical dimensions. Taking advantage of the massive parallelism made possible by high-end workstations and servers, users can perform virtual experiments in a few hours to days which is much faster than the weeks to months required to perform actual experiments in a fab. The predictive capabilities of this approach have been proven to save test wafer runs. Our customers in the semiconductor industry include leading IDM’s and foundries who use our SEMulator3D to develop next-generation technology nodes and advanced fabrication processes.
The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. We have development and sales offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts (due to our roots at MIT); Silicon Valley, California; Paris, France; and Tokyo, Japan.