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Sematech, Silvaco to co-develop advanced modelling tools

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Sematech? Silvaco? TCAD? EDA? modelling?

Sematech and Silvaco, a technology computer aided design (TCAD) and electronic design automation (EDA) software provider, have collaborated to develop advanced modelling and simulation tools.

Through joint effort, Sematech will use Silvaco's TCAD and EDA software tools to perform advanced device simulations. Silvaco will also work with Sematech to develop new design, modelling, and simulation methods that will address thermal, mechanical, and reliability issues for next-generation technologies.

"Sematech is pleased to welcome Silvaco as a partner. We will work together to accelerate the investigation and verification of new materials modelling and optimisation for silicon, non-silicon and beyond CMOS technologies," said Paul Kirsch, director of Sematech's Front End program.

Silvaco's TCAD and EDA tools provide research and development capabilities for process and device simulation, circuit simulation and design of analogue, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits. Such methodologies and technologies will be used to address scalability of materials, processes, equipment and subcomponents for next-generation wafers and devices.

"We are excited to join this industry-leading consortium in which Silvaco will provide simulation solutions that address mechanical stress and the reliability challenges for vertical chip integration, as well as meeting the simulation challenges presented by nanometre-scale FinFET devices," said David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco. "We expect that this partnership will enable Silvaco to provide additional unique solutions to our customers requiring simulation tools for the next generation of wafers and devices."

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