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CMOS Image Sensors (CIS): Past, Present & Future

By: Sofiane Guissi, Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineer, Coventor

Over the last decade, CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology has made impressive progress. Image sensor performance has dramatically improved over the years, and CIS technology has enjoyed great commercial success since the introduction of mobile phones using on-board cameras. Many people, including scientists and marketing specialists, predicted 15 years earlier that CMOS image sensors were going to completely displace CCD imaging devices, in the same way that CCD devices displaced video capture tubes during the mid-1980’s. Although CMOS has a strong position in imaging today, it has not totally displaced CCD devices. On the other hand, the drive into CMOS technology has drastically increased the overall imaging market. CMOS image sensors have not only created new product applications, but have also boosted the performance of CCD imaging devices as well. In this paper, we describe the state-of-the-art in CMOS image sensor technology and discuss future perspectives.

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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – South Korea

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – South Korea

We are seeking a BS/MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in semiconductor process integration and fabrication. You will work with leading semiconductor companies to implement our virtual fabrication solution for their most advanced development programs, including 10nm CMOS technology and beyond! You will collaborate with the Semiconductor Process & Integration team in the Office of the CTO, along with our highly skilled software development team, to create integration and modeling solutions for industry-critical manufacturing challenges. Our tight-knit team of creative engineers is critical in leading customers into the methodology of virtual fabrication.

This is a hands-on engineering position, requiring proficiency in full flow semiconductor process integration, as well as strong communication and presentation skills. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Location: South Korea. This position requires residency in South Korea with a substantial amount of time at customer sites in South Korea. Work is expected to be partly based at customer/partner sites. Travel is expected.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in related fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Applied Physics.

Experience: Semiconductor Technology and Processing education and experience is required. Relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry is required.

Skills: Semiconductor Processing and Integration, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing , Communication and Presentation.

If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in South Korea, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to job1826@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

Coventor, Inc. (www.coventor.com) is the global market leader in virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor technologies and design automation solutions for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, independent foundries, equipment makers, and R&D organizations that develop semiconductor and MEMS technologies for consumer, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and defense uses. Coventor’s predictive modeling tools and expertise enable its customers to dramatically reduce silicon learning cycles, giving them a time-to-market advantage and reducing technology development costs. The company is headquartered in Cary, NC and has offices in Waltham, MA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France.

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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Taiwan

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Taiwan

We are seeking a BS/MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in semiconductor process integration and fabrication. You will work with leading semiconductor companies to implement our virtual fabrication solution for their most advanced development programs, including 10nm CMOS technology and beyond! You will collaborate with the Semiconductor Process & Integration team in the Office of the CTO, along with our highly skilled software development team, to create integration and modeling solutions for industry-critical manufacturing challenges. Our tight-knit team of creative engineers is critical in leading customers into the methodology of virtual fabrication.

This is a hands-on engineering position, requiring proficiency in full flow semiconductor process integration, as well as strong communication and presentation skills. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Location: Taiwan. This position requires residency in Taiwan with a substantial amount of time at customer sites in Taiwan. Work is expected to be partly based at customer/partner sites. Travel is expected.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in related fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Applied Physics.

Experience: Semiconductor Technology and Processing education and experience is required. Relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry is required.

Skills: Semiconductor Processing and Integration, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing , Communication and Presentation.

If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in Taiwan, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to job1825@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

Coventor, Inc. (www.coventor.com) is the global market leader in virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor technologies and design automation solutions for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, independent foundries, equipment makers, and R&D organizations that develop semiconductor and MEMS technologies for consumer, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and defense uses. Coventor’s predictive modeling tools and expertise enable its customers to dramatically reduce silicon learning cycles, giving them a time-to-market advantage and reducing technology development costs. The company is headquartered in Cary, NC and has offices in Waltham, MA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France.

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Statistics Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

Statistics Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

At Coventor Inc., we build innovative software products to solve semiconductor technology challenges. Our 3D modeling software is revolutionizing the way that semiconductor chips are fabricated around the world. Enabled by our core intellectual property – an accelerated 3D voxel modeling and visualization engine – our software is evolving fast as our business and customer base expand rapidly.

The effects of process variation in advanced semiconductor technologies are difficult to predict. We are seeking a talented software engineer with Matlab and Python experience to focus on implementing new statistical analysis capabilities. The addition of experimental design (DOE), statistical analysis, and data visualization capabilities to our modeling platform will provide valuable and novel insights into process variation. In your role as a member of the Analytics team, you will contribute to our analytics engine and its interfaces with SEMulator3D’s architecture, infrastructure and user interface. Your work will focus on development of new software capabilities and features using Matlab and Python.

Great engineering is Coventor’s heart and soul. Our software is envisioned and created by world-class engineers in many disciplines: software engineering, numerical physics, statistics, electrical engineering, quality assurance and development operations. Since our inception as an MIT spin-off in Technology Square, we’ve focused on agility by enabling individuals to take initiative and find innovative solutions to hard problems. At Coventor, we hire engineers with broad skills who are ready to contribute in multiple ways to create our next great software product.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and implement new analytics engine capabilities, primarily in Matlab
  • Prototype data visualizations in Matlab and Python and participate in deployment via Python, QCustomPlot, or Matlab
  • Work with UI and QA teams to enable and validate product features
  • Participate in general software engineering tasks, including verification, testing, bug fixing and maintenance of existing code for the Analytics product

 

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in scientific or engineering field with 3+ years of experience
  • Strong Matlab knowledge and experience (3+ years coding)
  • Some Python experience
  • Knowledge of or interest in statistics and multivariate data analysis demonstrated by multiple standard university or Coursera classes
  • Ability to learn new algorithms/technologies and solve problems

 

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Ph.D. in applied statistics/mathematics, scientific, or engineering field with significant experience in data modeling and applied statistics
  • Professional experience solving real-world problems (beyond Coursera or standard university classes) with many of the following: DOE, multivariate statistics, optimization (constrained, gradient/simplex methods), linear regression, PCA, pattern recognition, multiple comparison testing, ANOVA, exploratory data analysis and visualization, machine learning, etc./li>
  • 3+ years of experience in a professional software development position in scientific simulation or visualization
  • Strong Python experience (or possibly strong R, and willingness to learn Python)
  • Publications, patents, in-house/research software (i.e., other people routinely use your software/models inside a company, even if you have not done full professional software development).

 
This regular, full-time position is located in Waltham, MA. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail your resume to job1849@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

For more information about Coventor, our business, and our products, please visit us on
the web at http://www.coventor.com.

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AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017

Contact:
Laura Magee (ESD) | laura.magee@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8239 | (800) 260-7313
ESD Press Office | PressOffice@esd.ny.gov | (800) 260-7313
Steve Ference (AIM) | sference@sunypoly.edu | 518-956-7319

CUS-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs

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ROCHESTER, NY and CARY, NCThe American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, and Coventor®, Inc., a semiconductor process modeling software company, today announced Coventor as the newest member of AIM Photonics. Coventor will provide access to its unique, physics-driven 3D modeling technology to improve the performance and manufacturability of complex, integrated photonic designs. read more…

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MEMS Microphones – A Bright Spot among Commoditized Consumer Sensors

By: Jun Yan, Ph.D., MEMS Technical Director

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Source: InfineonTechnologies, AG, “The Infineon Silicon MEMS Microphone”, DOI:10.5162/sensor2013/A4.3

MEMS microphones have emerged as a bright spot among consumer sensors, which in general are going through a rapid commoditization and profit-squeezing trend.

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And They’re Off…. Worldwide MEMS Design Contest Officially Starts

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Cadence, X-FAB, Coventor and Reutlingen University Select 10 Design Teams as Semi-Finalists

Cary, NC, March 15, 2017Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University – joint sponsors of the worldwide MEMS Design Contest – today announced the commencement of the design phase of the contest with the selection of ten semi-finalist teams who will compete for the top prize. The contest was created to highlight and encourage the development of innovative MEMS and mixed-signal designs projects. Contest organizers carefully evaluated submissions from all over the world and selected the ten most innovative ideas to be further explored and developed during the design stage of the contest. Submissions ranged from teams of two to nine, addressing areas such as surgical robots, energy harvesting and automotive Heads Up Display (HUD) applications. read more…

Senior C++ Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

Senior C++ Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

At Coventor Inc., we build innovative software products to solve semiconductor technology challenges. Our 3D modeling software is revolutionizing the way that semiconductor chips are fabricated around the world. Enabled by our core intellectual property – an accelerated 3D voxel modeling and visualization engine – our software is evolving fast as our business and customer base expand rapidly.

Coventor’s software engineers build the foundations of our software; the infrastructure and programming APIs that all developers use, and the user interfaces our customers see. We emphasize code design and software architecture to enable code re-use and fast development of new features. Software engineers at Coventor are expert C++ coders, comfortable working with our generic re-usable application infrastructure libraries. Our software runs on desktops or clusters running either Windows or Linux, and we use a modern development toolset, including distributed version control and continuous build integration.

Great engineering is Coventor’s heart and soul. Our software is envisioned and created by world-class engineers in many disciplines: software engineering, numerical physics, statistics, electrical engineering, quality assurance and development operations. Since our inception as an MIT spin-off in Technology Square, we’ve focused on agility by enabling individuals to take initiative and find innovative solutions to hard problems. At Coventor, we hire engineers with broad skills who are ready to contribute in multiple ways to create our next great software product.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, test, maintain and improve software in C++ and Python
  • Develop on both Windows and Linux platforms
  • Participate in our Agile software development process
  • Contribute to multiple software areas appropriate to your talents and goals

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a professional software development environment
  • Strong C++ coding skills, including a working knowledge of the STL
  • Strong Python coding skills
  • Aptitude for object oriented design and software architecture
  • Willingness to collaborate, contribute to, and learn from a team
  • Ability to learn new technologies and solve problems effectively

Experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience implementing user interfaces with Qt or similar
  • Experience with OpenGL and/or 3D visualization
  • Experience developing cloud-based software applications
  • Knowledge of distributed design patterns

This regular, full-time position is located in Waltham, MA. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail your resume job1836@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

For more information about Coventor, our business, and our products, please visit us on
the web at http://www.coventor.com.