Analyzing Worst-Case Silicon Photonic Device Performance Through Process Modeling And Optical Simulation


Silicon photonics is an emerging and rapidly-expanding design platform that promises to enable higher-bandwidth communication and other applications. One of the best qualities of silicon photonics is its ability to leverage existing CMOS fabrication equipment and process flows. However, this means that it is subject to the same process defects and variations. Previous blog posts [References 1,2... » read more

Semiconductor Process Development: Finding A Faster Way To Profitability


Building a chip fabrication facility requires billions of dollars in investment for land, buildings, processing equipment, chemical and hazardous material safety, not to mention the deployment of hundreds of highly experienced process engineering and manufacturing personnel. Bringing up an advanced semiconductor process in any fab, new or established, is a several-hundred-million dollar effort,... » read more

3D NAND Flash Processing


Coventor’s powerful SEMulator3D semiconductor process modeling platform offers a wide range of technology development capabilities for the development of cutting edge 3D NAND Flash Technology. 3D NAND promises high memory cell density with reduced data corruption, but also brings processing challenges. The structural complexity and inherent 3D nature of devices using 3D NAND require a predict... » read more