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Coventor Expands MEMS Modeling Offering With Latest Release of MEMS+® Tool Suite

MEMS+ 5.0 features expanded library of device structures; enhanced model export capability improves speed and visualization for MEMS + IC design

CARY, North Carolina – September 8, 2014 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation software for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced immediate availability of the latest version of its MEMS+® design solution for accelerating development of advanced MEMS devices and systems. MEMS+ 5.0 features an expanded modeling library to enable simulation of a greater variety of devices, with a particular focus on the unique challenges of micro-mirrors and piezo-electric devices. It also adds a new capability to create and export reduced-order models (ROMs) to the MATLAB® Simulink® environment from The MathWorks, Inc. to enable extremely fast and accurate non-linear simulations of MEMS-based systems. This supplements the existing capability to export ROMs in Verilog-A format for simulations of MEMS with electronics in widely used EDA simulators such as the Cadence® Spectre® circuit simulator.
The MEMS+ suite enables MEMS and IC designers to rapidly explore and optimize designs in parallel in the MathWorks MATLAB/Simulink and Cadence Virtuoso® environments. It is a key part of Coventor’s platform, which also includes the CoventorWare® and SEMulator3D® suites. The platform provides a complete solution for designing and verifying state-of-the-art accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones, microprojectors and many other types of MEMS sensors and actuators.
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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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Coventor Enhances SEMulator3D Virtual Fabrication Platform To Address Advanced 3D Process Development Challenges

New pattern dependent etch modeling capability highlights improvements in speed and accuracy for FinFETs, 3D memory, BEOL interconnect and other advanced manufacturing technologies

CARY, North Carolina – March 31, 2014 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the immediate availability of the SEMulator3D® 2014 software platform. The latest version of the integrated modeling tool enhances the visibility, accuracy and performance with which engineers can analyze next-generation manufacturing technologies, and dramatically reduce the time and cost of traditional build-and-test silicon learning cycles in the 3D era. read more…

Coventor Hosts Discussion on Advanced Process Development at IEDM

“A View from the Trenches” Features Experts from Samsung, IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Micron, IMEC and ST Microelectronics

WASHINGTON, DC – December 2, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., a leading supplier of virtual fabrication software to accelerate the development of new manufacturing processes, will host an expert roundtable discussion at the 2013 edition of IEDM (December 7-11, 2013. Washington, DC). The discussion will provide an in-depth and comprehensive view of the current and next generation of challenges facing IC designers and manufacturers as process technologies head to unprecedented levels of complexity, cost and technical difficulty. read more…

Coventor Improves Speed and Compatibility of MEMS and IC Co-Design With New Release of Industry-Leading MEMS Design Suite

MEMS+ 4.0 software adds capability to export Verilog-A models and full 64-bit implementation to significantly enhance design efficiency and throughput

CARY, North Carolina – October 28, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation solutions for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced its MEMS+® 4.0 software suite for accelerating development of advanced MEMS devices and systems. The MEMS+ suite enables MEMS and IC designers to rapidly explore and optimize designs in parallel in the MathWorks MATLAB® and Cadence Virtuoso® environments. The MEMS+ 4.0 release features a new capability to export models in Verilog-A format and a full 64-bit implementation that allows more accurate modeling of complex MEMS sensors and actuators.

The MEMS+ 4.0 suite is a key part of Coventor’s platform for MEMS development, which also includes the CoventorWare® and SEMulator3D® software suites. The platform provides a complete solution for designing and verifying state-of-the-art accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones and many other types of MEMS. This latest release of the MEMS+ suite extends the scope of the platform by providing a ‘tunable’ accuracy-versus-speed approach for co-designing MEMS and integrated circuits (ICs) and compatibility with more EDA analog/mixed-signal simulation environments. read more…

Coventor’s SEMulator3D 2013 Addresses New Requirements of 3D Fab Era With Process Modeling Accuracy and Automation Breakthroughs

Latest release of the industry’s only ‘virtual fabrication’ platform delivers advanced physics-driven predictive modeling capabilities aimed at reducing silicon learning cycles and costs

CARY, North Carolina – May 28, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced immediate availability of the SEMulator3D® 2013 software platform. SEMulator3D 2013 brings unprecedented physical accuracy and predictive modeling capabilities to process development and integration. This milestone release expands the value of ‘virtual fabrication’ to the broader semiconductor ecosystem in order to dramatically reduce silicon learning cycles and the billions of dollars spent reaching manufacturing readiness. read more…