October 27, 2022

Creating Airgaps to Reduce Parasitic Capacitance in FEOL

Reducing the parasitic capacitance between the gate metal and the source/drain contact of a transistor can decrease device switching delays. One way to reduce parasitic capacitance is to reduce the […]
September 20, 2019

How FinFET Device Performance is Affected by Epitaxial Process Variations

As the need to scale transistors to ever-smaller sizes continues to press on technology designers, the impact of parasitic resistance and capacitance can approach or even outpace other aspects of […]
July 31, 2019

Advanced Patterning Techniques for 3D NAND Devices

Driven by Moore’s law, memory and logic semiconductor manufacturers pursue higher transistor density to improve product cost and performance [1]. In NAND Flash technologies, this has led to the market […]
April 12, 2017

Photoresist shape in 3D: Understanding how small variations in photoresist shape significantly impact multi-patterning yield

Things were easy for integrators when the pattern they had on the mask ended up being the pattern they wanted on the chip. Multi-patterning schemes such as Self-Aligned Double Patterning […]
June 14, 2016

IMEC Partner Technical Week Review

IMEC Partner Technical Week Review In March 2016, Coventor was invited to the biannual Partner Technical Week (PTW) at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium. IMEC, a world-leading research group in nanotechnology, […]