May 20, 2021
Figure 4:  CoventorMP® model of bridge-type RF switch in its undeformed, “up” state

RF MEMS Switches: Understanding their Operation, Advantages, and Future

RF MEMS switches are small, micromechanical switches that have low power consumption and can be produced using conventional MEMS fabrication technology. They are similar to a light switch in a […]
February 17, 2021

Why is MEMS+ a crucial new solution for teaching MEMS Design to the next generation of engineers

Guest Author: Jérôme Juillard, Ph.D., Professor, CentraleSupélec (Paris-Saclay University) Every year, I teach different aspects of sensors and MEMS design to about a hundred students.  The pupils range from first […]
November 17, 2020
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Coventor and CMC Microsystems expand collaboration to further enable innovation in semiconductor and microsystem technology development

Coventor’s SEMulator3D and CoventorMP MEMS Design Platform now available to startups and researchers across Canada’s National Design Network MONTREAL and FREMONT, Calif. – November 17, 2020 – Coventor®, a Lam Research Company, […]
November 16, 2020
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FinFETs Give Way to Gate-All-Around

When they were first commercialized at the 22 nm node, finFETs represented a revolutionary change to the way we build transistors, the tiny switches in the “brains” of a chip. As […]
July 17, 2020
powerful new device construction and modeling capabilities accelerate MEMS technology development

Coventor Delivers a Breakthrough in Advanced MEMS Design Capabilities

CoventorMP® 1.3  Enhances Device Construction, Modeling Capabilities and Simulation Performance to Accelerate the Development of Next-Generation MEMS Technology Fremont, CA—JULY 17, 2020 – Coventor®, a Lam® Research Company, the global […]
October 16, 2019

New Product Announcement – CoventorMP 1.2

We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest MEMS design software, CoventorMP 1.2. This release has been enriched to improve the accuracy of device models and extend the […]
July 8, 2019
New in SEMulator3D 8.0, powerful new process simulation and analytics capabilities accelerate semiconductor technology development and Design-Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO).

Coventor Adds Process Optimization Features to SEMulator3D 8.0

New Features Enable SEMulator3D 8.0 to Address Both Process Modeling and Device Analysis for Better Insight into Advanced Semiconductor Technology Development
October 12, 2018
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3D NAND: Challenges beyond 96-Layer Memory Arrays

Unlike scaling practices in 2D NAND technology, the direct way to reduce bit costs and increase chip density in 3D NAND is by adding layers. In 2013, Samsung shipped the […]
June 15, 2018
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LiDAR: How MEMS is enabling the new trend in spatial sensing

You’ve probably heard a lot about LiDAR. It stands for Light Detection and Ranging, and it’s playing a central role in many emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles, robotics and home […]
May 15, 2018

Future Directions in MEMS Technology: Results from the 2018 MEMS Design Contest

At CDNLive in 2015, we joined with representatives from Cadence and X-FAB to discuss the possibility of sponsoring a MEMS design contest. At the time, the sponsoring companies were developing […]
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