December 15, 2016

BEOL Barricades: Navigating Future Yield, Reliability and Cost Challenges

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 […]
June 29, 2015

SEMulator3D 5.0 – It’s ALMOST HERE!!!!

I said I’d follow up with another blog about new features and capabilities SEMulator3D 5.0… and I’m running out of time. The Gold release is less than a week away!!In […]
July 16, 2014

Mid summer release of SEMulator3D adds more accuracy for deposition & CMP

Today we officially released SEMulator3D 2014.100. Typically, I wouldn’t be so excited about a “point release”, but this is clearly the biggest interim software release in recent SEMulator3D memory. We’ve […]
January 20, 2014

This is not your Father’s TCAD

When I started my semiconductor career, in the midst of quarter-micron CMOS, the work of technology development was very different. We basically knew how to fabricate transistors and interconnects. The […]
September 29, 2013

When will we get 3D NAND Flash Memory???

It’s about time for 3D NAND Flash, the agreed-upon “future of memory technology” to stop being the future and start being the present. The concepts all make sense. DRAM scaling […]