March 8, 2021
Figure 2: Description of the five modules required to build a SSVT-SRAM architecture

Overcoming Design and Process Challenges in Next-Generation SRAM Cell Architectures

Static Random-Access Memory (SRAM) has been a key element for logic circuitry since the early age of the semiconductor industry. The SRAM cell usually consists of six transistors connected to […]
May 26, 2020
Fig 1: Geometrical CFET evolution from a 2 Nanowires-On- 2 Fins architecture to 2 Nanosheets-On- 2 Nanosheets architecture (NW: Nanowire, NS: Nanosheet, S: Source, D: Drain)

Introducing Nanosheets into Complementary-Field Effect Transistors (CFET)

UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF A NEW, NEXT-GENERATION SEMICONDUCTOR ARCHITECTURE In our November 2019 blog [1], we discussed using virtual fabrication (SEMulator3D®) to benchmark different process integration options for […]
March 21, 2019
Composite of Virtual SAQP Model with Actual Si Cross-Section Data (animation)

Improving SAQP Patterning Yield using Virtual Fabrication and Advanced Process Control

Advanced logic scaling has created some difficult technical challenges,  including a requirement for highly dense patterning. Imec recently confronted this challenge, by working toward the use of Metal 2 (M2) […]
April 13, 2018
Example of metal connections in Back End of Line (BEOL) development, and highlighted hotspots.

Advanced 3D Design Technology Co-Optimization for Manufacturability

Yield and cost have always been critical factors for both manufacturers and designers of semiconductor products. It is a continuous challenge to meet targets of both yield and cost, due […]
September 21, 2016
3D DTCO Process in SEMulator3D

Design Process Technology Co-Optimization for Manufacturability

Yield and cost have always been critical factors for both manufacturers and designers of semiconductor products.   Meeting yield and product cost targets is a continuous challenge, due to new device […]
June 9, 2015
3d DTC Concept

Don’t miss new Cloud-Based 3D Design-Technology Checking (3D-DTC) demo at DAC!

DAC 2015 is in full swing in San Francisco this week, and Coventor is there again. But this year, we’re also doing a special joint demonstration with Silicon Cloud International. […]
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