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Contract Technical Writer for Modeling Software Documentation – Waltham, MA

Contract Technical Writer for Modeling Software Documentation – Waltham, MA

We are seeking an experienced technical writer to help us document the next major release of one of our software products. We have made a large change to the user interface and work flow for the upcoming product release. The work will focus on updating existing end-user reference manuals and tutorials to reflect the new user interface, and may include documenting some new features and capabilities. You will have full access to our in-house team, which includes software developers, quality engineers, field engineers, and our staff technical writer. The deadline for completing the documentation is late March 2017, with draft versions required prior to that date.

Work Description and Expectations

  • Understand the new user interface and work flow, seeking help from our in-house team as needed.
  • Modify or re-write existing reference manuals and tutorials to reflect the new user interface and work flow.
  • Use our issue tracking database to report software defects identified during the course of your work.
  • Correct documentation errors and omissions reported in our issue tracking database.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on improving the documentation.
  • Produce documentation that conforms to our style guide and document templates.
  • Produce documentation in FrameMaker format following our markup conventions.
  • Proof read documentation produced by other writers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have substantial, relevant experience producing end-user documentation for engineering or scientific applications software, provable through providing writing samples.
  • At least 3 references who can verify your work experience.
  • A good understanding of the publishing process from FrameMaker to pdf format.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Familiarity with semiconductor fabrication technology and terminology.
  • Graphic design and illustration skills

You will be engaged as a contractor or consultant on an hourly basis in this position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job1854@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

Coventor® is the market leader in software solutions for the development of semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Our SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform provides fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Our MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. Our software and expertise helps customers predict the structures and behavior of their designs before they commit to time-consuming and costly fabrication. The company is headquartered in Cary, NC and has offices in Waltham, MA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France. For more information please visit www.coventor.com.

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Design Process Technology Co-Optimization for Manufacturability

By:   Dalong Zhao – Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineering

Yield and cost have always been critical factors for both manufacturers and designers of semiconductor products.   Meeting yield and product cost targets is a continuous challenge, due to new device structures and increasingly complex process innovations introduced to achieve improved product performance at each new technology node.  Design for manufacturability (DFM) and design process technology co-optimization (DTCO) are widely used techniques that can ensure the successful delivery of both new processes and products in semiconductor manufacturing.   In this article, we will discuss how 3D (3 dimensional) DTCO can be used to improve product yield and accelerate product delivery dates in semiconductor manufacturing. read more…

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Senior C++ Physics Modeling Engineer – Waltham, MA

Senior C++ Physics Modeling Engineer – Waltham, MA

Coventor, Inc. is seeking a software engineer with significant C++ experience and familiarity with physical simulation. As a key member of our modeling engine team, you will extend and improve our software, working to implement new physics-based 3D modeling algorithms for semiconductor fabrication processes. You will join a collaborative, highly skilled software development team working on our innovative software tools and solutions for the semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing industries. Our software uses unique, highly efficient numerical modeling and simulation techniques to perform virtual fabrication of state-of-the-art semiconductor and MEMS devices. This is a hands-on software development position, requiring proficiency in C++. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research, prototype and characterize new modeling algorithms for semiconductor fabrication processes, particularly through perusal of relevant technical literature
  • Collaborate to implement new 3D modeling algorithms in our C++ modeling engine
  • Extend and maintain our generic, C++ template-based modeling framework
  • Optimize modeling algorithms for speed, including profiling and parallel implementation
  • Participate in general software engineering tasks, including verification, testing, bug fixing and maintenance of existing code

Required Qualifications (all of the following):

  • MS in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field. PhD degree is a strong plus
  • Direct experience in implementation of numerical physics simulation algorithms (PDE solutions through FVM, FEM, FDM, etc.)
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in commercial software development
  • Expert level C++ skills, including implementation of template classes
  • Strong math skills, including a thorough knowledge of linear algebra and calculus
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement clean, well-organized production code
  • Desire to collaborate, contribute to, and learn from a team

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • General knowledge of semiconductor processing technology
  • Experience with cross-platform development, on Windows and Linux
  • Experience with one or more of: Boost, STL, C++11 or later, Python

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 job1853@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

Coventor® is the market leader in software solutions for the development of semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Our SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform provides fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Our MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. Our software and expertise helps customers predict the structures and behavior of their designs before they commit to time-consuming and costly fabrication. The company is headquartered in Cary, NC and has offices in Waltham, MA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France. For more information please visit www.coventor.com.

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Senior C++ Software Application Engineer – Waltham, MA

Senior C++ Software Application Engineer – Waltham, MA

Coventor, Inc. is seeking a talented software application developer with C++ experience. Our semiconductor process modeling software combines advanced 3D modeling technology, 3D visualization and outstanding UI design to create a compelling solution for semiconductor and MEMS fabrication challenges. Major semiconductor and MEMS foundries around the world use our software to develop next-generation process technology for fabrication of digital circuits, analog circuits and MEMS-based sensors.

In your role as a member of the Application team, you will contribute to our application architecture, infrastructure and user interface. Your work will focus on development of new software capabilities and features in C++, with some user interface development in Qt and some Python scripting. You will have considerable opportunity to design and write new code, in addition to working with our existing application infrastructure.

Your efforts will contribute directly to our continued business success as our software platform and capabilities evolve rapidly in response to customer needs. Coventor offers a great working environment with flexible working hours, competitive compensation, a complete benefits package, supportive and collaborative colleagues, and an Agile development process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects depending on your abilities, goals and interests
  • Contribute to a re-write of our OpenGL-based 3D Visualizer
  • Participate in launching a new product for statistical process variation analysis
  • Implement new software features across the software platform
  • Work with and improve on our C++ and Qt template-based application framework
  • Participate in general software engineering tasks, including verification, testing, bug fixing and maintenance of existing code.

Required Qualifications (all of the following):

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in a professional software development position
  • Strong C++ coding skills, including a working knowledge of the STL
  • Aptitude for object oriented design
  • Experience implementing user interfaces with Qt, GTK+, wxWidgets or similar cross platform frameworks
  • Ability to learn new technologies and solve problems effectively

Desirable Qualifications (any of the following):

  • Application development in scientific simulation or visualization
  • Experience with OpenGL and/or 3D visualization
  • Knowledge of or interest in statistics and multivariate data analysis
  • Knowledge of Matlab scripting language
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux

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 job1852@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

Coventor® is the market leader in software solutions for the development of semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Our SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform provides fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Our MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. Our software and expertise helps customers predict the structures and behavior of their designs before they commit to time-consuming and costly fabrication. The company is headquartered in Cary, NC and has offices in Waltham, MA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France.  For more information please visit www.coventor.com.

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Malta, NY

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Malta, NY

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 and 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: Malta, NY – Area.  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 the United States, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to job1823@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.

SEMulator3D from Coventor Wins “Best of the West” Product Award

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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…

IMEC Technology Forum at SEMICON – Coventor could save you billions!

semiwiki-logoBy 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.

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Industry Award for Coventor

Silicon Semiconductor Logo 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.

read the full article here.