SEMulator3D 2012 from Coventor, Inc., has increased capacity, speed, and automation advancements to accelerate development of leading-edge process technology nodes. The new release provides full support for 64-bit operating systems and 3D visualization speed improvements that make it possible to model devices in finer detail, down to the sub-nanometer level, and work with larger areas on the die. In addition, the assignment of boundary conditions for all process steps is now fully automated by the software. These new capabilities remove barriers to adopting virtual fabrication for advanced process development and significantly improve the productivity of SEMulator3D users.
SEMulator3D Virtual Fabrication
SEMulator3D virtual fabrication is distinct from conventional TCAD simulation software: it has the capacity and speed to model the complete front-end fabrication sequence rather than a few steps at a time. In addition, SEMulator3D accurately models any device type and is fast enough to model all possible device variations, enabling users to predict process defect modes and reduce the number of scrap wafers.
SEMulator3D software has been successfully deployed by the world’s leading semiconductor companies for process integration of advanced logic and memory technology nodes, including 22-nanometer (nm) logic technology. The software is now being applied to accelerate development of the upcoming 14nm and 10nm nodes. SEMulator3D is also used by leading MEMS integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and MEMS foundries for process development and design verification prior to tape out. Emerging applications for SEMulator3D include design rule development, failure analysis, and metrology.
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The SEMulator3D 2012 release is shipping today. For more information go here .