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.

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.  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. read more…


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.