Electronic Components, Nick Flaherty
Design tool developer Coventor is aiming at the process and integration challenges of 28nm and beyond with the latest version of its 3D software.
Already used widely for designing micromachined (MEMS) systems and memory structures, the technology is increasingly important for building 3D transistor structures at leading edge geometries.
SEMulator3D 2012 adds 64bit support and increased capacity, speed and automation advancements to accelerate development of leading-edge process technology nodes.
By Colin Johnson
Electronic Engineering Times
Reaching the advanced semiconductor process nodes at 22-nanometer and beyond requires accurate three-dimensional (3-D) models of the proposed physical structures to obviate the need for repeated trial-and-error design cycles. In fact, the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors has designated modeling 3D physical structures as a “grand challenge” at advanced processing nodes.
Solid State Technology
Coventor, Inc., micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) and semiconductor device fabrication software provider, launched the latest release of its SEMulator3D software, SEMulator3D 2012. It features improved predictive process modeling tools with increased capacity, speed, and automation for leading-edge process technology nodes. read more…
By David Maliniak
Driven largely by the consumer market, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are proliferating like wildfire in electronic systems. Nintendo’s Wii game platform has brought millions of them literally into the hands of consumers, and so has Apple’s iPhone, of which coming iterations will contain multiple MEMS devices.
By Brian Bailey
EDA Designline Blog
This is a roundup of news or activities in the past few days that may be of interest to people.
Premier Farnell a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions, has announced it has entered into an agreement to distribute ARM development tools, software, evaluation boards and debug hardware across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand. As a result of the deal, Premier Farnell will be adding ARM products to its portfolio of electronic design solutions available in the region. In addition, element14 has teamed up with Microchip and Matrix to introduce the new PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit.
EE Times India
Coventor Inc. releases the CoventorWare solution for MEMS design verification and optimisation that claims more complete and accurate verification of state-of-the-art MEMS designs by capitalizing increased computing power and software algorithm advancements.CoventorWare 2012 offers 64bit support and a hex-dominant extrude