April 15, 2021
Figure 2. SEMulator3D meshes generated for the model shown in Fig. 1. Left: Delaunay; Center: standard; Right: simple. Cross sections are shown for the Delaunay and standard meshes but the full model is shown for the simple mesh because the volume mesh is not accessible and thus no cross-section view is possible.

Connecting SEMulator3D to Third-Party Design and Analysis Software Using Meshing

In the semiconductor modeling world, no simulation software can do everything. That is, each has its own strengths – process modeling, lithography analysis, and circuit design being a few examples. […]
April 18, 2019
Netlist extracted structural components (left) with ports identified in blue. The right figure is the resulting electrical set of components that make up the netlist of R’s and C’s.

Connecting Wafer Level Parasitic Extraction and Netlisting

The semiconductor technology simulation world is typically divided into device-level TCAD (technology CAD) and circuit-level compact modeling. Larger EDA companies provide high-level design simulation tools that perform LVS (layout vs. […]
April 17, 2018
Basic process flow and structure build of a 16 nm RAM cell (left), cropped nFET pull-down device and resulting DUT (right).

Transistor-Level Performance Evaluation Based on Wafer-Level Process Modeling

Three years ago, I wrote a blog entitled “Linking Virtual Wafer Fabrication Modeling with Device-level TCAD Simulation” in which I described the seamless connection between the SEMulator3D® virtual wafer fabrication […]
February 28, 2018
New in SEMulator3D 7.0: Powerful new process and device simulation capabilities

Coventor Adds Device Analysis Capabilities to SEMulator3D 7.0

New Features Enable SEMulator3D Version 7.0 to Address Both Process Modeling and Device Analysis for Better Insight into Advanced Semiconductor Technology Development CARY, NC– February 28, 2018 – February 26, […]
July 18, 2017
Design, Model and Simulation of an accelerometer design using the X-FAB XMB10 customized Component Library in MEMS+

The Future of MEMS Design: Making MEMS Design More Like CMOS Design

MEMS-based component suppliers want to rapidly ramp their designs into high-volume production. This demand is driving MEMS suppliers to focus on ways to more efficiently re-use established process steps, stacks […]
January 20, 2017

The Value of Integrating Process Models with TCAD Simulation (and some tips on how to do it)

Nowadays, novel semiconductor technologies have brought complex process flows to the fab. These process flows are needed to support the manufacturing of advanced 3D semiconductor structures. It can be helpful […]
April 14, 2016

The Future of MEMS Sensor Design and Manufacturing

There are three industry trends that I believe will have major implications for motion sensor design and manufacturing and, more generally, for other types of high-volume MEMS such as microphones: […]
May 1, 2015
MEMS-CMOS Autonomous Switched Oscillator presented by Guilherme Brondani Torr (© imec) [1]

MEMS System Co-Design at DTIP

The 17th edition of the Symposium on Design, Test, Integration & Packaging of MEMS and MOEMS (DTIP 2015) took place this year in Montpellier, Southern France, on April 28-30. This […]
September 7, 2014

Breakthrough MEMS Models for System and IC Designers

We just rolled out MEMS+ 5.0 with lots of new capabilities for our users. I discussed some of the new features, support of scanning mirrors in particular, in a previous […]
September 7, 2014
Design, Model and Simulation of an accelerometer design using the X-FAB XMB10 customized Component Library in MEMS+

Coventor Expands MEMS Modeling Offering With Latest Release of MEMS+® Tool Suite

MEMS+ 5.0 features expanded library of device structures; enhanced model export capability improves speed and visualization for MEMS + IC design CARY, North Carolina – September 8, 2014 – Coventor®, […]
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