Process Integration

Semiconductor Process Development: Finding a Faster Way to Profitability

By: Katherine Gambino, Strategic Accounts Manager

Intel Fab

Building a chip fabrication facility requires billions of dollars in investment for land, buildings, processing equipment, chemical and hazardous material safety, not to mention the deployment of hundreds of highly experienced process engineering and manufacturing personnel. Bringing up an advanced semiconductor process in any fab, new or established, is a several-hundred-million dollar effort, typically requiring two or more years of experimentation with process equipment and process recipes, led by engineers with years of process integration and chip manufacturing expertise.

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Ingénieur d’application semi-conducteurs et DRAM – Paris, France (Français)

Ingénieur d’application semi-conducteurs et DRAM – Paris, France

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. Le salaire proposé, le titre et les responsabilités seront fonction de votre formation et de votre niveau d’expérience.

Location: 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.

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, DRAM Mémoire, minimum cinq ans 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).

Si vous êtes intéressé par cette opportunité et vous devez être habilité à travailler en France, envoyez-nous par e-mail votre lettre de motivation et CV en anglais à l’adresse suivante: job1855@coventor.com.

Entreprise:

Coventor (www.coventor.com) 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.

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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Paris, France

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – 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. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Location: Paris – Area. Other locations in Europe can be considered. 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, PhD or 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.

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 job1856@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

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, Tokyo Japan, Hsinchu Taiwan, and Paris France.

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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Paris, France

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – Paris, France

We are seeking a MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in semiconductor/memory 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. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Location: Paris – Area. Other locations in Europe can be considered. 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: Master’s degree required, PhD 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. DRAM experience preferred. 5 years or more of relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry is required.

Skills: Semiconductor Processing and Integration, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), self-starter able to complete projects on their own, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing, Communication and Presentation.

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 job1855@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

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, Tokyo Japan, Hsinchu Taiwan, and Paris France.

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Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – South Korea

Semiconductor Process and Integration Engineer – South Korea

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, along with our 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. Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Location: South Korea. This position requires residency in South Korea with a substantial amount of time at customer sites in South Korea. 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.

If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in South Korea, e-mail your cover letter and CV in English to job1826@coventor.com.

About Coventor:

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; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Paris, France.

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BEOL Barricades: Navigating Future Yield, Reliability and Cost Challenges

By: David Fried, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Semiconductor

Figure 1. M2-V1 process flow after (a) M2-L1 lithography, (b) M2-L2 litho, (c) V1 partial etch, (d) BLok open and (e) CuBS.

Coventor recently assembled an expert panel at IEDM 2016, to discuss changes to BEOL process technology that would be needed to continue dimensional scaling to 7 nm and lower. We asked our panelists questions such as: read more…

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Asymmetric variability issues could impact 7nm processes

By Luke Collins, Tech Design Forum

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New variability issues highlighted by a massive process simulation exercise could make it more difficult than expected to achieve the performance advantages of emerging 7nm and 5nm processes.

Nano-electronics research centre imec has worked with Coventor to simulate the process variability of its 7nm BEOL fabrication processes using Coventor’s SEMulator3D virtual fabrication platform. The simulation of a full process window, looking at how multiple parameters of multiple processes interact, would have taken one million wafers to complete using conventional methods.

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Intel Announces Production-Ready 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate Transistor

Yesterday Intel announced its readiness for high-volume manufacturing of 3-D tri-gate (FinFET) transistors. Among other benefits, the tri-gate configuration allows Intel to manufacture higher performance fully-depleted devices without resorting to Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafers. The performance gains quoted by Intel over their own 32nm planar transistor technology are impressive, including a 37% speed increase at low voltage , 18% speed increase at high voltage and 50% or greater power reduction at constant performance. All these performance benefits come with only a 2-3% cost increase.
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