CARY, NC– November 17, 2017 – Coventor®, Inc. a Lam Research Company and leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, today announced its 3D virtual fabrication platform, SEMulator3D®, has been named a finalist in UBM’s annual ACE Awards competition.
The ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, showcase the best of the best in today’s electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives, and more. ACE finalists and winners are hand selected by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges from the across the industry.
“Having SEMulator3D recognized as a finalist in the software category of this industry award program is a great honor,” said Mike Jamiolkowski, Vice President and General Manager of Coventor, a Lam Research Company. “While our customers understand the value of gaining more manufacturing insight earlier in the development process, this validation of SEMulator3D by the industry underscores the essential role virtual fabrication plays across the supply chain. As today’s semiconductors include more 3D features and next-generation processes, the cost and complexity of manufacturing escalates, making virtual fabrication both an economic necessity and a key enabler for innovation and advancement.”
Much of the estimated 2 to 4 billion dollars spent on developing new semiconductor technology is tied up in the iterative trial-and-error cycles of learning, conducted with many wafer-based experiments in the fab and the lab. The cycle time and cost of technology development has become cost prohibitive making a data-driven alternative solution a requirement, particularly with current process complexity.
Coventor’s SEMulator3D is a 3D virtual fabrication platform that predictively models how next-generation processes including FinFETs, 3D NAND Flash, BEOL, Nanowires, 3D-IC, FDSOI, and DRAM will perform in the fab. Combining design data with advanced physics and deep process knowledge, SEMulator3D creates a “virtual” silicon wafer and mimics a series of unit processes like those in the fab resulting in highly-accurate 3D computer models of the predicted structures on wafer.
Coventor, Inc. is a 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 smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company has offices in Cary, North Carolina, San Jose, California; Waltham, Massachusetts; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Seoul, South Korea. More information is available at https://www.coventor.com.
Lam Research Corp. is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam combines superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. Lam Research (Nasdaq:LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more at www.lamresearch.com.
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