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Coventor to Highlight 3D Virtual Fabrication Breakthroughs at 2016 SEMICON West Conference

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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.

Coventor’s CTO, Dr. David Fried, will be a guest speaker at the imec Technology Forum (ITF) given in conjunction with Semicon West 2016 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (Salon 8) on Monday, July 11, 2016. ITF USA is a half-day conference held in conjunction with SEMICON West and supported by SEMI. This year’s theme will be Towards the Ultimate System, looking at emerging trends such as the quest for the ultimate application and system driven by a careful co-optimization of technology blocks and the requirements of new systems.

In addition, SEMulator3D 6.0 has been named as a finalist in the Best of the West Award program, so Dr. Fried will make a 15-minute presentation showcasing SEMulator3D at the Best of West Showcase Session held at the TechXPOT South stage on Thursday, July 14 between 2:00 -3:30 pm.    The Best of West Award winner will be announced during SEMICON West on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

SEMulator3D 6.0 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 that allows seamless resistance and capacitance extraction directly from SEMulator3D process-predictive 3D models.

“Our innovations in virtual fabrication can help significantly reduce silicon learning cycles and the billions of dollars spent reaching manufacturing readiness for integrated 3D processes,” said Dr. David Fried, who will explore the role of virtual fabrication within the semiconductor development ecosystem as part of his participation in the imec Tech Forum.

SEMulator3d 6.0 combines unprecedented accuracy and performance with a host of new automation capabilities to make virtual fabrication more predictive and accessible across the entire semiconductor ecosystem of foundry and chip manufacturers, fabless designers and capital equipment suppliers. The impact of these latest breakthroughs will be the focus of in-depth software demonstrations at Coventor’s Booth #2622.

About Coventor

Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Its MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Paris, France. More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

 

 

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Coventor Announces SEMulator3D 6.0 and New Electrical Analysis Capabilities

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…

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Introducing SEMulator3D Version 5.2

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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…

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Imec, Coventor expand collaboration to optimize 7 nm semiconductor manufacturing processes

• Joint development team leverages SEMulator3D to explore semiconductor process  variation issues at unprecedented levels
• Collaboration team has conducted a massive computer modeling simulation of a million
wafers to explore process variability in 7nm BEOL semiconductor fabrication
• The extending collaboration aims to further advance the availability, yield and cost of
manufacturing processes for the next generation of 7 nm semiconductor products

Leuven, Belgium & Cary, North Carolina, United States – December 7, 2015 – Imec, a
world-leading nanoelectronics research center and Coventor, a leading supplier of semiconductor process development tools, today announced the expansion of a joint development project to explore process variation issues in 7nm semiconductor technology. read more…

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Process Simulation vs. Process Emulation: is SEMulator3D really TCAD?

I was interested to note that Silvaco has recently listed SEMulator3D as a competitor for their VICTORY Process Cell software on their website. It’s great to be mentioned as a contender in the TCAD process simulation space. But I’d like to take the opportunity to examine the following question – are SEMulator3D and VICTORY Process Cell really direct competitors?

On the surface, both SEMulator3D and VICTORY Process Cell can do some similar things. Both tools are fast, layout driven process modeling engines that are designed to build 3D models of MEMS and semiconductor devices. Both tools can model individual process steps or entire process sequences, and can model a variety of process and device types. And both tools can create meshes suitable for further physics simulation.

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