Coventor® , a Lam Research company, is a market leader in automated 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. Our software and expertise help customers predict the structures and behavior of their designs before they commit to time-consuming and costly actual fabrication.

Coventor offers SEMulator3D® for modeling semiconductor and MEMS fabrication processes. The SEMulator3D platform provides a complete virtual fabrication environment that parallels the capabilities of actual fabs. Built around a proprietary, highly efficient, 3D modeling engine, SEMulator3D has the unique ability to model complete, integrated process flows comprised of hundreds of individual processes. Virtual metrology capabilities enable process engineers to quantify the effects of process changes and variability on critical dimensions. Taking advantage of the massive parallelism made possible by high-end workstations and servers, users can perform virtual experiments in a few hours to days which is much faster than the weeks to months required to perform actual experiments in a fab. The predictive capabilities of this approach have been proven to save test wafer runs. Our customers in the semiconductor industry include leading IDM’s and foundries who use our SEMulator3D to develop next-generation technology nodes and advanced fabrication processes.

Coventor offers a unified design platform for MEMS design and simulation, CoventorMP®, which consists of MEMS+® and CoventorWare®. Together, they provide a comprehensive environment for MEMS development. These sophisticated tools support the wide variety of physics that occurs in MEMS, including mechanical, electrical, piezo-electrical, piezo-resistive, fluidic and packaging effects. Building on a foundation of MEMS modeling and simulation expertise, the company now offers solutions that enable co-design of MEMS and the accompanying systems and electronic circuitry (IC) that complete a packaged MEMS product. This requires integration with non-MEMS design tools and methodologies, such as the system modeling and EDA tools commonly used by IC and electronics engineers. Our customers in the MEMS industry use our software to develop MEMS-based products for the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer market sectors, including smart phones, tablets, and health monitoring devices.

The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. We have development and sales offices in Waltham, Massachusetts; Silicon Valley, California; Paris, France; and Tokyo, Japan.

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