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Micronano System Workshop – May 15-16 2014 – Uppsala, Sweden

Meet up with Coventor at the Micronano System Workshop May 15-16 in Uppsala, Sweden

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MSW is a forum where industry, researchers and national organizations can have stimulating meetings on research, development and industrial use of MEMS/MST in Scandinavia. A key factor has been the informal atmosphere which has stimulated many interesting contacts and projects at the previous workshops. Some participants know much about microsystems, others have a strong application know-how, while still others have ideas or a general curiosity. read more…

New SEMulator 3D Announced

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by Bryon Moyer
April 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Coventor recently released a new version of SEMulator 3D. We’ve looked at this tool before; it’s what they call a virtual fabrication platform – helpful for simulating semiconductor processes.

Featured in this upgrade is an improvement in the modeling of so-called pattern-dependent etch effects. In other words, how an etch proceeds at one spot depends on what’s around it. And looking farther out apparently makes for a more accurate simulation result, so, with this release, they’ve increased the radius that defines the region or neighborhood to be evaluated when assessing what the local layout looks like.

They’ve also sped up their etch simulation in general.

Meanwhile, they’ve more fully productized a couple of existing features. One is a structure search capability. This allows the user to find a specific structure in all of the various models. This can be particularly useful, for example, when you learn about some particular yield-impacting configuration and want to figure out which models it affects.
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DAC 2014 – June 1-5, 2014

Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
http://www.dac.com/dac+2014.aspx

Coventor will be in booth #718

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded systems and software (ESS).
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Are MEMS bolometers the next big thing?

By Steve Breit, Vice President Engineering

I often feel that Coventor is in the crow’s nest for spotting trends in the MEMS industry because our customers use design and simulation software early in the product development cycle to evaluate and optimize new concepts. Through evaluation and support requests from our worldwide customer base, we get some visibility on the types of MEMS our customers are working on. We’re obligated, of course, to keep the details of customer requests confidential. But, when multiple customers start asking questions about a particular type of MEMS that previously hasn’t seen much activity, we begin to suspect a new trend is developing. Such is the case for MEMS bolometers, or microbolometers. read more…

Hilton Head 2014 Workshop – June 8-12, 2014

Hilton Head Workshop 2014: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop

hiltonheadJune 8 – 12, 2014
Sonesta Resort
130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: 1-843-842-2400
Fax 1-843-842-6503
http://www.hh2014.org/
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SEMulator3D 2014: Why this is big news

by David M. Fried

We’re right on the cusp of the SEMulator3D 2014 release. This has been a big release in the making, and I know I’m not alone in my excitement as we approach release day. You can read the press release and get an updated data sheet, but I wanted to take the opportunity to give you my personal engineer-to-engineer perspective on why this is so exciting to anyone doing advanced process development. read more…