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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Albany/Saratoga, NY

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Albany/Saratoga, NY

We are seeking a MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in leading node 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 and work with a 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: Albany/Saratoga, NY area.  Work is expected to be partly based at customer/partner sites. Travel is expected.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree required, PhD 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.  Leading node 14/10/7 experience preferred.  5 years or more of relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry is required.

Skills: Semiconductor Processing and Integration, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), self-starter able to complete projects on their own, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing, Communication and Presentation.

This regular, full-time position is located in the Albany/Saratoga, NY area. 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. If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in the United States, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to job1827@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, Dongtan South Korea,  and Paris France.

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Photoresist shape in 3D: Understanding how small variations in photoresist shape significantly impact multi-patterning yield

By: Mustafa B. Akbulut, Ph.D., Team Lead, Quality Assurance, Semiconductor Solutions

Things were easy for integrators when the pattern they had on the mask ended up being the pattern they wanted on the chip. Multi-patterning schemes such as Self-Aligned Double Patterning (SADP) and Self-Aligned Quadruple Patterning (SAQP) have changed that dramatically. Now, what you have on the mask determines only a part of what you will get at the end. read more…

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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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MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Tackles Technical Challenges at Annual Technical Congress

By Sensors Staff

PITTSBURGH, PA — Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors suppliers are targeting a rapidly growing global market for their devices, key components that increase the intelligence and interactivity of billions of electronic products. Despite this unprecedented growth, suppliers face shared technical challenges that limit expansion, including energy and power management, security, integration, and machine learning. MEMS & Sensors Industry Group’s (MSIG’s) 2017 MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress® (MSTC), to be held on May 10-11, 2017 on the campus of Stanford University, offers attendees a collaborative approach to resolving these shared technical challenges.

From smart homes and smartphones to wearables, robotics, drones, and connected cars, MEMS and sensors represent huge growth areas for suppliers. Yole Développement forecasts that the MEMS industry will reach $20B by 2021, which represents 8.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016-2021 for the value of MEMS markets.[i] The market for sensors is growing slightly faster. In a soon-to-be-released report, BCC Research estimates that the global market for sensors will reach nearly $240.3B in 2022, with a five-year CAGR of 11.8% from 2017-2022.[ii]

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Patterning Problems Pile Up

By Mark Lapedus

Chipmakers are ramping up 16nm/14nm finFET processes, with 10nm and 7nm now moving into early production. But at 10nm and beyond, chipmakers are running into a new set of problems.

While shrinking feature sizes of a device down to 10nm, 7nm, 5nm and perhaps beyond is possible using current and future fab equipment, there doesn’t seem to be a simple way to solve the edge placement error (EPE) issue.

EPE basically is the difference between the intended and the printed features of an IC layout. It involves patterning of tiny features in precise locations. For example, a feature could be a line, and that line has right and left edges. But in a device, the line and its edges must be precise and placed in exact locations. Then, a contact may land on that line in the device. If these are not precise and exact, that results in misalignment, or an EPE. And if one or more EPE issues crop up in the production flow, the device is subject to shorts or poor yields, which could cause the entire chip to fail.

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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

Today’s Announcement Builds On Progress Of Finger Lakes Forward, The Region’s Award-Winning Strategic Plan To Generate Robust Economic Growth And Community Development

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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Interviewing David Fried, Coventor CTO: EUV’s viability still in doubt even as rollout begins

By Mark LaPedus

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss lithography and photomask technologies with Gregory McIntyre, director of the Advanced Patterning Department at Imec; Harry Levinson, senior fellow and senior director of technology research at GlobalFoundries; David Fried, chief technology officer at Coventor; Naoya Hayashi, research fellow at Dai Nippon Printing (DNP); and Aki Fujimura, chief executive of D2S. What follows are excerpts of that conversation.

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China: Fab Boom Or Bust?

By Mark LaPedus

China’s semiconductor industry continues to expand at a frenetic pace. At present there are nearly two dozen new fab projects in China.

Whether all these fab projects get off the ground is not entirely clear because the dynamics in China remain fluid. What is clear is the motivation behind this building frenzy—China is trying to reduce its huge trade imbalance in ICs. The country continues to import a large percentage of its chips from foreign vendors.

The Chinese government wants to produce more chips within China, and it also wants to keep closer tabs on those ICs for security reasons. As part of the plan, China has lured several multinational chipmakers to build new fabs inside its borders. For multinational chipmakers, the attraction is the ability to get closer to an enormous customer base. GlobalFoundries, Intel, Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC and UMC all are building new fabs or expanding their existing plants in China.

read the full article here.