Ingénieur d’application semi-conducteurs – Paris, France (Français)

Ingénieur d’application semi-conducteurs – Paris, France

Poste et missions:
Nous recherchons un ingénieur de niveau Master/Doctorat qui a une expérience et une expertise dans l’intégration du procédé et de la fabrication des semi-conducteurs. Vous travaillerez avec des entreprises leader dans le domaine des semi-conducteurs pour mettre en œuvre notre solution de fabrication virtuelle pour leurs programmes de développement les plus avancés, y compris la technologie CMOS 10nm et au-delà! Vous collaborerez avec l’équipe d’ingénieurs semi-conducteurs ainsi que l’équipe développement du logiciel pour créer des solutions d’intégration et de modélisation qui répondent aux problèmes de l’industrie. Notre équipe d’ingénieurs guide les clients dans la méthodologie de la fabrication virtuelle.

Cette poste implique une responsabilité technique pour les clients de semi-conducteurs et des partenaires R&D en Europe.

Profil :

  • Formation: master, diplôme d’ingénieur ou doctorat en électronique, microélectronique, chimie, science des matériaux ou physique appliquée.
  • Expérience: formation en technologie et procédés des semi-conducteurs, expériences professionnelles pertinentes dans l’industrie du semi-conducteur.
  • Compétences: intégration et procédés des semi-conducteurs ; physique des composants semi-conducteurs (apprécié) ; modélisation et conception assistée par ordinateur (CAO/CAD, écriture de scripts en Python ; rédaction de documents techniques, de matériel de communication et de présentation ; très bon niveau de communication en anglais technique (écrit et oral).

Le salaire proposé, le titre et les responsabilités seront fonction de votre formation et de votre niveau d’expérience. Les bureaux Coventor sont basés à Villebon-sur-Yvette (91), en région parisienne. D’autres localisations en Europe peuvent être considérées pour ce poste. Le poste sera partiellement basé sur les sites clients ou partenaires au sein de l’Europe. Vous serez amené à voyager. Vous devez être habilité à travailler en France. Si vous êtes intéressé par cette opportunité, envoyez-nous par e-mail votre lettre de motivation et CV en anglais à l’adresse suivante:

Entreprise :

Coventor ( est le leader des solutions logicielles pour les systèmes micro-électroniques (MEMS) et la fabrication virtuelle des MEMS et semi-conducteurs. Coventor collabore avec des clients dans le monde entier : fabricants de composants intégrés, fonderies indépendantes, fabricants d’équipements et organisations de R&D dans des domaines comme l’automobile, l’aérospatiale, la défense, l’industrie ou les applications grand public, comme les téléphones, les tablettes ou tout autre objet connecté. Les outils de modélisation prédictifs et l’expertise de Coventor permettent à nos clients de diminuer considérablement les cycles de R&D de leurs technologies silicium, de raccourcir le temps de mise sur le marché  et de réduire les coûts.

Pattern Dependence Process Modeling

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.  Specific examples include pattern dependent processes and effects that can impact the flow and potentially the final device, including etch, deposition, CMP, and others.  Understanding these pattern dependent processes can be important in understanding variations, macro to scribe effects, within array effects, and even feature scale effects.  Through process simulation, unexpected results can be captured before expensive hardware, devices or wafers are manufactured or characterized.  Even during yield ramps, these factors can be important in helping to understand and minimize yield detractors.  SEMulator3D is a virtual fabrication platform that can incorporate these complex effects and provide users with a deep level of understanding of their process flows, using rich process-accurate models. read more…

Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineer – Paris, France

Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineer – Paris, France

Coventor, Inc. ( 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.

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.

This position involves technical responsibility for semiconductor customers and R&D partners in Europe. 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.

  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in France

Location: Paris – Area. Other locations in Europe can be considered.

Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.  If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in France, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to

Coventor wins “Best of West” Award

logoBy Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief

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.

read the full article here.

When Galaxies Collide – Synopsys TCAD and Coventor Start to Overlap


By Bryon Moyer

Astronomy bestows lavish breathless anticipation upon one of the great events of the universe: two galaxies running into (or through) each other. The thing is, it happens breathtakingly slowly – each stately galaxy spinning away, the distance between them slowly evaporating. Watching it is something of a sampling exercise: see where they are; nap for a couple of centuries. Wake, see that, yup, they’re a little closer; nap. Wake again, grab a new beer, and doggonnit if they aren’t just a wee bit closer yet. Basketball it’s not.

Well, we may have something of a similar event in play in EDA-land. Although referring simply to two galaxies isn’t quite fair: one, Synopsys, is perhaps more of a galaxy cluster to Coventor’s galaxy. To set the scene, let’s examine the status quo – the gap between the companies – and then we’ll look at each one to see how that gap is closing. And we’ll hopefully do it in a way that doesn’t involve napping.

read the full article here.

Coventor to Highlight 3D Virtual Fabrication Breakthroughs at 2016 SEMICON West Conference

BOW Finalist

CARY, NC – July 5, 2016 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced it will be exhibiting at the 46th annual SEMICON West conference in San Francisco, CA from July 12 – 14, 2016.   Coventor will showcase SEMulator3D® 6.0 – the latest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform, which has also been named a finalist in the Best of the West awards.   Along with software demonstrations highlighting the newest features of SEMulator3D 6.0 in its booth # 2622, Coventor will showcase how its virtual fabrication environment has been used to help understand and resolve issues in adopting new lithography technologies.

Coventor’s CTO, Dr. David Fried, will be a guest speaker at the imec Technology Forum (ITF) given in conjunction with Semicon West 2016 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (Salon 8) on Monday, July 11, 2016. ITF USA is a half-day conference held in conjunction with SEMICON West and supported by SEMI. This year’s theme will be Towards the Ultimate System, looking at emerging trends such as the quest for the ultimate application and system driven by a careful co-optimization of technology blocks and the requirements of new systems.

In addition, SEMulator3D 6.0 has been named as a finalist in the Best of the West Award program, so Dr. Fried will make a 15-minute presentation showcasing SEMulator3D at the Best of West Showcase Session held at the TechXPOT South stage on Thursday, July 14 between 2:00 -3:30 pm.    The Best of West Award winner will be announced during SEMICON West on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

SEMulator3D 6.0 further increases the accuracy of the process simulation, geometry and modeling of advanced semiconductor processes with new features, usability enhancements and a new add-on capability for electrical analysis that allows seamless resistance and capacitance extraction directly from SEMulator3D process-predictive 3D models.

“Our innovations in virtual fabrication can help significantly reduce silicon learning cycles and the billions of dollars spent reaching manufacturing readiness for integrated 3D processes,” said Dr. David Fried, who will explore the role of virtual fabrication within the semiconductor development ecosystem as part of his participation in the imec Tech Forum.

SEMulator3d 6.0 combines unprecedented accuracy and performance with a host of new automation capabilities to make virtual fabrication more predictive and accessible across the entire semiconductor ecosystem of foundry and chip manufacturers, fabless designers and capital equipment suppliers. The impact of these latest breakthroughs will be the focus of in-depth software demonstrations at Coventor’s Booth #2622.

About Coventor

Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing 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. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for 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. Its 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. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Paris, France. More information is available at




Are We There Yet? The Road to 7nm is Paved with Predictive Modeling

 By Amelia Dalton

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?”

Listen to the podcast here.

Coventor Makes History (Museum)

Art piece with award

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.   Of course we used SEMulator3D to generate the data.   Normally this is rendered on a computer screen but for this we used a state-of-the-art 3D printer from Stratasys.   We’ve printed 3D models in the past, but we knew we’d need to go significantly beyond our prior experience to make a bold statement.   We were assisted in this effort by our friends at GrabCad, a digital manufacturing hub that helps designers and engineers build great products faster.

With SEMulator3D we created a large model of 14nm FinFET transistors, across a wide area of SRAM design, at high resolution, integrated from starting wafer through Metal 3, with some artistic cut-outs for visibility.   The resulting model was beautiful and reinforced all the key advanced capabilities of SEMulator3D, including MultiEtch, Visibility-Limited Deposition, Selective Epitaxy and many others.

Art Piece

Once the model was created we then exported it using the new standard voxel-data import-export format.  We worked with a team from GrabCad to print the piece in full color. They were able to parse our model input into their printing format.  The tricky part was that their ink-jet resolution is nearly 10x the resolution of the model data in the size we wanted to print, so with only three colors in the printer, we had to dither the ink to get the 27 colors needed for the final output.

Once printed – the piece was packaged and shipped to Austin where it was on display for three days at DAC.   The sculpture generated a great deal of buzz and excitement, which culminated at the awards ceremony on Wednesday.  All the pieces in the Art Show were judged in several categories such as:  best visualization, best silicon photo, most inspiring, most insightful and most artistic. Coventor won the GRAND PRIZE, which went to the piece that stood out in all categories.   As the winner, our 14nm FinFET 3D Sculpture will now be moved to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA where it will be on display for one year.

David Fried accepting DAC 2016 Art Contest award

Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in the creation of this piece and to the organizers of DAC for hosting the Art Show, with particular thanks to our colleagues at GrabCad.  We’re happy to have been part of this and honored to now be part of the Computer History Museum.