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IMEC Partner Technical Week Review
By: Aurélie Juncker, Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineer
a. Fully aligned Via with Cu recess approach – Gayle Murdoch, b. STT-RAM – Davide Crotti, c. N10 Supernova2 process – Matt Gallagher
In March 2016, Coventor was invited to the biannual Partner Technical Week (PTW) at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium. IMEC, a world-leading research group in nanotechnology, organizes their Partner Technical Week every 6 months to present scientific results to their partners. During this week, a number of specialists from IMEC’s many partner companies also discuss their progress in areas related to IMEC’s research. This event brings together a large number of engineers who are specialists in their domain, and provides an interesting forum to leverage the scientific knowledge gained by IMEC and its partners. read more…
Tagged 7 nm, BEOL, Coventor, DOE, DUV, ETCH, EUV, FEOL, i193, lithography, misalignment, multi-patterning, N7, patterning, virtual fabrication
By Luke Collins, Tech Design Forum
Coventor has updated its SEMulator3D virtual fabrication tool so it can extract predicted resistance and capacitance values from its models. The analysis tool could be used to speed up the availability of early PDKs for rapidly evolving processes.
SEMulator3D abstracts IC manufacturing steps into behavioural models, so that it can simulate a a whole process in a ‘virtual fab’. Because the process steps are modeled using behavioural abstractions, rather than full physics, it becomes practical to run multiple options to explore how variations in each step will affect overall outcomes.
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By R. Colin Johnson, EE Times
LAKE WALES, Fla.—What began as a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) 3-D design tool has transformed into a 3-D semiconductor design tool which has accordingly added Electrical Analytics to the latest version six of Coventor’s SEMulator3D. See Coventor’s SEMulator3D at the Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016, Austin, Texas, June 5-9), booth 321.
Besides chip designers—now its biggest user segment—are systems designers who, the company claims, make up its fastest growing customer segment. System designers are most interested in how process variations impact their product’s yield robustness, according to David Fried, chief technology officer (CTO) of semiconductors for Coventor.
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Coventor’s Virtual Fabrication Platform Addresses Increasingly Complex Semiconductor Process Design Challenges
CARY, NC– June 6, 2016 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of automated software solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the availability of SEMulator3D® 6.0 – the latest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform. This new version 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. Along with SEMulator3D 6.0, Coventor is releasing an all-new SEMulator3D Electrical Analysis add-on component that allows seamless resistance and capacitance extraction directly from SEMulator3D process-predictive 3D models. read more…
Part-time Accountant/Budget Analyst – Cary, NC
Coventor, Inc. is a software company seeking a part-time Accountant to join our team located in Cary, NC. Coventor has recently implemented NetSuite ERP and CRM. Experience in NetSuite is preferred and strong Excel skills are required.
- Maintain budget and multiple forecast scenarios in Excel
- Accounting duties include updating cash, assisting with collections, all accounts payable functions, assist with monthly close procedures
- Communicate with tax preparers each quarter and provide data to prepare quarterly income tax estimates. Prepare annual files for income tax organizer
- Assist with special projects as needed
- NetSuite ERP experience preferred
- Expert level Excel skills
- Budgeting experience, including working with scenarios, required
- BS degree in Accounting
- Four years of experience in public/private accounting
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
This regular, part-time position is located in Cary, N.C.. Coventor 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 cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and Paris, France.
By: Daniel Sieger, Lead Engineer, SEMulator3D Geometry and Michael Hargrove, Semiconductor Process & Integration Engineer
The SEMulator3D software platform has once again been updated and improved with significantly more features, making it the industry leader in semiconductor virtual fabrication. read more…