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Coventor Strengthens Industry-Leading MEMS Design Solution With Latest Release of CoventorWare® Suite

CoventorWare 2014 delivers new levels of performance, automation and accuracy to address most complex MEMS design challenges

CARY, North Carolina – June 30, 2014 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation software for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced immediate availability of its new CoventorWare 2014 suite, the industry’s most proven development solution for advanced modeling and simulation of MEMS devices. The latest release delivers enhanced levels of performance, automation and accuracy for designing a new generation of sophisticated MEMS devices – such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones, and micro-actuators — to reduce overall development costs and time.
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What will the next 30 years of MEMS bring?

Steve Breit, VP Engineering
June, 2014

Coventor attended the Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference last week, known simply as “Hilton Head” to the North American MEMS and nanotechnology community. This is a delightful conference held every two years at the same beachfront resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The location and single track of oral presentations create a congenial atmosphere for engaging with other participants.

At the opening, the conference chair Professor Mehran Mehregany of Case Western Reserve noted that this was the 30th anniversary of the conference and remarked on the incredible technical progress over that period. In 1984, the year of the first conference, MEMS products were only a gleam in the eyes of a select group of researchers. Today, MEMS ship in the billions and are ubiquitous in automobiles, mobile devices, and many other products. Professor Mehregany then asked the assembled micro- and nanotechnology research community a provocative question: Now that MEMS have become a reality, what should we do for the next 30 years? To help the research community answer this question, the organizers assembled a panel of four science fiction writers who shared their speculations on what might be possible in 30 years.
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The IoT bandwagon pulls into DAC

Every year at the Design Automation Conference (DAC), a common theme seems to arise. Most times it’s a chip design oriented or EDA-centric issue, like low power or system-level design, which makes sense since most attendees are deeply involved with design tools and the technical challenges they address. This year, I was pleased to see that the topic on everyone’s minds was a more customer centric one: the Internet of Things (IoT).

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IoT has certainly picked up a lot of momentum over the last year or so and everyone seems to want to jump on the bandwagon. The result is there is a lot of hype and confusion about exactly what IoT is. This is not uncommon for an emerging market segment and I am sure things will be more defined as it matures.

But there are some clear requirements for anything that falls into the IoT space, and that is good news for Coventor and our customers. A fundamental necessity is the need for MEMS and sensors – lots of them – to enable the IoT. These sensors will be located in entirely new areas, and as such, will require power, wireless sensor networks to transmit their data, and sophisticated algorithms to harness this data and bring new types of value and services to our lives.
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Senior Applications Support Engineer for MEMS Design Software – Waltham, MA

Senior Applications Support Engineer for MEMS Design Software – Waltham, MA

Do you enjoy plunging into new technical areas, tackling hard-to-solve problems, and teaching and collaborating with engineers? Do you have a strong background in MEMS sensors and actuators, and experience in design, simulation and fabrication?  We are seeking a multi-talented engineer to provide pre- and post-sales support for our industry-leading MEMS design automation solutions. You will have the opportunity to work closely with leading MEMS companies and R&D centers on a wide range of MEMS devices. You will join our outstanding sales and support team and contribute to the collaborative, team-oriented environment in our Waltham, MA software development center. Your level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Equivalent with focus on MEMS design, simulation and fabrication
  • Experience designing MEMS inertial sensors, RF MEMS, optical MEMS, MEMS  MEMS microphones or related MEMS devices
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) with commercial software such as CoventorWare, ANSYS, COMSOL, or ABAQUS
  • Experience with electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, MATLAB and Simulink
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of electronics and integrated circuits
  • Proficiency with the Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Team orientation with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Professional work experience in MEMS design and analysis
  • Thorough understanding of electrostatic actuation and capacitive sensing
  • Strong understanding of multi-DOF electromechanical modeling and simulation
  • Experience with MATLAB scripting and/or Python scripting

This regular, full-time opening is in Waltham, MA and will require some travel. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. Please email your cover letter and resume to job1832@coventor.com.

Teledyne DALSA MIDIS – June 16 to 17 – Montreal, Canada

Teledyne DALSA MIDIS™ and Coventorware/MEMS+ Training
– A Train-the-Trainer Event
June 16 to 17, 2014 at Montreal, QC

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This training event will provide information to become a better trainer and support person at your institution.

This two-day training course comprises of lectures by Teledyne DALSA and Coventor Engineers plus hands-on practical sessions:

Day 1 covers TDSI MIDIS™ process flow, design and simulation of MEMS devices using CoventorWare
Day 2 is devoted to the advanced tools and features of MEMS+

In this training course, you will:
Receive training materials you can share with your colleagues at your institution, and
learn how to explain what is available from CMC and in the NDN, and how it is accessed.
Note: Lunch and snacks are included with each course.

Teledyne DALSA MIDIS™ and Coventorware/MEMS+ Training

MEMSWAVE 2014 – June 30 – July 2 – La Rochelle, France

MEMSWAVE 2014 is the 15th edition of an international symposium to be held in La Rochelle, France (June 30th-July 2nd, 2014). The series of MEMSWAVE started in 2000 in Sinaia ROMANIA, and consists of two events:

• The RF-MST Cluster Meeting (June 30th, 2014) co-organized with the European Commission, where the achievements of MEMS-related EU projects will be illustrated and discussed.

• The MEMSWAVE Conference (July 1st-2nd, 2014) where invited and peer reviewed papers will be presented to provide an international forum for scientists and industrialists for exchanging information on the most recent advances and best achievements in the area of RF-MEMS, MSTs and RF-NEMS with emphasis on European achievements.

Alexandre Medhaoui will present “RF MEMS System Level Simulation and 3D Structural Verification Via Virtual Metrology”.
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