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Coventor’s Virtual Fabrication Platform Recognized for Its Significant Impact on Improving Electronics Manufacturing
CARY, NC– July 27, 2016 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of automated software solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced its SEMulator3D® 6.0 won the 2016 “Best of the West” award sponsored by Solid State Technology and SEMI at SEMICON West. This prestigious industry award recognizes the product and technology developments that contributed the most significant improvements to the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Coventor’s SEMulator3D was selected for the significant financial, scientific and social impact it has had on the industry. read more…
By Scotten Jones
The development of leading edge semiconductor technology is incredibly expensive, with estimates ranging from a few to several billion dollars for new nodes. The time to develop a leading edge process is also a critical competitive issue with some of the largest opportunities awarded based on who is first to yield on a new node.
Being late to market can cost a semiconductor company billions of dollars in lost opportunities! Coventor produces SEMulator3D, a modeling platform that enables development engineers to simulate process flows in full 3D to test and refine them before running wafers, reducing development costs and speeding up time to market. David Fried is the CTO of Coventor and he presented at the IMEC Technology Forum (ITF) on Monday before SEMICON. I was at David’s presentation and I also had the opportunity to interview him on Wednesday during the show.
Coventor, Inc., supplier of automated software solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), has announced its SEMulator3D 6.0 won the 2016 “Best of the West” award sponsored by Solid State Technology and SEMI at SEMICON West. This industry award recognizes the product and technology developments that contributed the most significant improvements to the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Coventor’s SEMulator3D was selected for the significant financial, scientific and social impact it has had on the industry.
Coventor’s SEMulator3D is a 3D virtual fabrication platform that predictively models how next-generation processes including FinFETs, 3D NAND Flash, BEOL, Nanowires, 3D-IC, FDSOI, and DRAM will perform in the fab. Combining design data with advanced physics and deep process knowledge, SEMulator3D creates a “virtual” silicon wafer and mimics a series of unit processes like those in the fab resulting in highly-accurate 3D computer models of the predicted structures on wafer.
By: Joseph Ervin, Director – Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineering
First order process modeling can help tremendously with process setup and integration challenges that occur in a semiconductor fabrication flow, by visualizing process variation problems “virtually” prior to actual fabrication. In some instances, a deeper level of complexity needs to be added to the process model to capture the effects of variation in the process. read more…
On Wednesday, Solid State Technology and SEMI announced the recipient of the 2016 “Best of West” Award — Coventor — for its SEMulator3D. The award recognizes important product and technology developments in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. The Best of West finalists were selected based on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact.
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. (Jerry Seinfeld)
We know what roads will lead us to the 7nm semiconductor node and frankly, they’re not all that scenic. In this week’s Fry Fry, we tackle the trials and tribulations of this tiny titan with David Freid from Coventor. David and I discuss the biggest challenges we will face at this smallest of the small process geometry, how virtual fabrication and predictive modeling can help solve some of our problems, and why the most important question surrounding this new node isn’t being asked: “Should we even go to 7nm?”
Organizers of the 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC) hosted an art show to highlight the creativity and artistry that goes into much of the work in the electronics industry. Coventor was honored with the grand prize for our 3D sculpture, which modeled 14nm FinFET Technology.
Here’s the background on how we came to make this piece. read more…