Coventor, Inc. (a Lam Research company)

1000 CentreGreen Way
Cary,  NC  27513

United States
http://www.coventor.com
  • Booth: 7847


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Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Its MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Paris, France. More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.


 Press Releases

  • For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017

    Contact:
    Laura Magee (ESD) | laura.magee@esd.ny.gov | (716) 846-8239 | (800) 260-7313
    ESD Press Office | PressOffice@esd.ny.gov | (800) 260-7313
    Steve Ference (AIM) | sference@sunypoly.edu | 518-956-7319

    CUS-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs

    Today’s Announcement Builds On Progress Of Finger Lakes Forward, The Region’s Award-Winning Strategic Plan To Generate Robust Economic Growth And Community Development

    ROCHESTER, NY and CARY, NCThe American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, and Coventor®, Inc., a semiconductor process modeling software company, today announced Coventor as the newest member of AIM Photonics. Coventor will provide access to its unique, physics-driven 3D modeling technology to improve the performance and manufacturability of complex, integrated photonic designs.

    Coventor’s CTO Dr. David Fried (left) and Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute (right)

    Coventor’s CTO Dr. David Fried (left) and Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute (right)

    “AIM Photonics partnership with Coventor is another key building block in expanding this vital ecosystem,” said John Maggiore, New York State photonics board of officers chairman. “We are creating nothing short of a revolution in integrated photonics for our members, companies in NY’s Photonic Valley, and across the U.S.”

    “Tasked with fostering advanced research in integrated photonics to enable the United States to achieve global manufacturing leadership, AIM Photonics is building a membership that includes the country’s most innovative technology companies. Each member brings vital expertise to the initiative,” said Mr. Robert Duffy, chairman of the AIM Photonics Leadership Council. “Coventor’s process modeling capabilities are strategic to our success and will help ensure the manufacturability of photonic designs produced in the United States.”

    AIM Photonics, managed by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, was established in 2015 as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, a federal initiative designed to foster innovation and deliver new capabilities that can ultimately create a nationwide manufacturing infrastructure for integrated photonics.

    Coventor’s SEMulator3D platform provides a complete virtual fabrication environment that models actual semiconductor processes and parallels the capabilities of actual fabs. Coventor’s platform enables photonic device designers to perform “virtual” fabrication of their devices and accurately predict downstream ramifications of process changes that would otherwise require build-and-test cycles in the fab.

    “We are excited to be working with AIM Photonics and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, two leading institutions in the development of the emerging photonic integrated circuit industry,” said Michael Jamiolkowski, President and CEO of Coventor. “Building upon our commercial experience in the semiconductor industry, we see our membership in AIM Photonics as essential to our mission in supporting the design and manufacturing of next generation, photonic integrated components.”

    Silicon photonics test die with top cladding removed to show structures, with close-ups of a (a) Mach-Zehnder modulator and (b) directional coupler.

    Silicon photonics test die with top cladding removed to show structures, with close-ups of a (a) Mach-Zehnder modulator and (b) directional coupler.   Courtesy:  Coventor, Inc.

    “Coventor’s expertise in process modeling brings value to AIM Photonics and its membership and is key to scaling and integrating photonic design into commercial applications,” said Dr. Michael Liehr, CEO of AIM and executive vice president of technology and innovation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “We look forward to working with Coventor on next-generation electronic-photonic design platforms that support first pass, high-yield manufacturing of advanced silicon photonic devices.”

    About AIM Photonics
    AIM Photonics is one of nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, an industry-driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to national security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. For more information about AIM Photonics, visit http://www.aimphotonics.com/.

    About Coventor
    Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Its MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley; Waltham, Massachusetts; and Paris, France. More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

    Accelerating Finger Lakes Forward
    Today’s announcement complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development. The State has already invested more than $3.4 billion in the region since 2012 to lay the groundwork for the plan – investing in key industries including photonics, agriculture and food production, and advanced manufacturing. Today, unemployment is down to the lowest levels since before the Great Recession; personal and corporate income taxes are down; and businesses are choosing places like Rochester, Batavia and Canandaigua as a destination to grow and invest in.

    Now, the region is accelerating Finger Lakes Forward with a $500 million State investment through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, announced by Governor Cuomo in December 2015. The State’s $500 million investment will incentivize private business to invest well over $2.5 billion – and the region’s plan, as submitted, projects up to 8,200 new jobs. More information is available here.

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    Coventor is a registered trademarks of Coventor, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

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    Coventor’s Virtual Fabrication Platform Recognized for Its Significant Impact on Improving Electronics Manufacturing

    CARY, NC– July 27, 2016 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of automated software solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced its SEMulator3D® 6.0 won the 2016 “Best of the West” award sponsored by Solid State Technology and SEMI at SEMICON West.  This prestigious industry award recognizes the product and technology developments that contributed the most significant improvements to the electronics manufacturing supply chain.  Coventor’s SEMulator3D was selected for the significant financial, scientific and social impact it has had on the industry.    

    Coventor’s SEMulator3D is a 3D virtual fabrication platform that predictively models how next-generation processes including FinFETs, 3D NAND Flash, BEOL, Nanowires, 3D-IC, FDSOI, and DRAM will perform in the fab.  Combining design data with advanced physics and deep process knowledge, SEMulator3D creates a “virtual” silicon wafer and mimics a series of unit processes like those in the fab resulting in highly-accurate 3D computer models of the predicted structures on wafer.

    “We say that SEMulator3D 6.0 can predict actual from virtual – but winning this award was one thing we didn’t predict,” said Dr. David Fried, CTO of Coventor.   “We are honored to be named the 2016 Best of the West winner, especially among the product finalists that were considered this year.  While SEMulator3D has been widely adopted by leading semiconductor companies, this award further validates the value this tool provides both to manufacturers and the industry at large.”

    “As today’s advanced semiconductor technologies include more 3D features, the cost and complexity of manufacturing escalate, making virtual fabrication an economic necessity to reduce development and manufacturing ramp costs,” said Mr. Mike Jamiolkowski, President and CEO of Coventor.  “The Best of the West Award highlights the unique offering of SEMulator3D, enabling semiconductor companies to virtually build and predict process variations without incurring costly build and test cycles.”

    Various processing steps have become increasingly complex in order to produce the types of semiconductors required for today’s advanced devices, especially as smaller semiconductor feature sizes and nodes are developed.   With shrinking process technologies, parasitic effects of devices and interconnects have a significant impact on circuit performance.  SEMulator3D 6.0 addresses this need with the new Electrical Analysis module, so that users can better understand the resistance and capacitance impacts of design and process variation.   With this new capability, users can solve for resistance and capacitance dramatically faster than before and without ever leaving the SEMulator3D environment.

    To illustrate some of the key advanced capabilities of SEMulator3D, Coventor used it to 3D print a large model of 14nm FinFET transistors across a wide area of SRAM design, at high resolution, with sections cut-out for visibility and artistic effect.  The result impressed a panel of judges at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) – where Coventor was awarded top prize for the piece.  As the DAC grand prize winner, the 14nm FinFET 3D Sculpture will be on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for one year.

    About Coventor

    Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Its MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley; Waltham, Massachusetts; and Paris, France.  More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

  • Coventor’s Virtual Fabrication Platform Provides Statistical Insight into Process Variation Challenges

    Image: New in SEMulator3D 6.1, the Analytics module provides statistical insight into semiconductor process variation

    For Immediate Release:  June 22, 2017
    For more information, contact:  Toni Sottak, (408) 876-4418, toni@wiredislandpr.com

    CARY, NC-- June 22, 2016 - Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of automated software solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the availability of SEMulator3D® 6.1 - the latest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform.   This new version further increases the accuracy of the process simulation, geometry and modeling of advanced semiconductor processes with new features and usability enhancements.  Along with SEMulator3D Version 6.1, Coventor is releasing an all-new SEMulator3D Analytics add-on component that automates statistical analysis of process variation directly from within the SEMulator3D process-predictive platform.

    SEMulator3D Analytics Module

    In semiconductor device fabrication, the various processing steps have grown increasingly complex as smaller semiconductor feature sizes and nodes are developed.   With shrinking process technologies, variability in unit process behavior can have a significant impact on device structure, device performance, defect modes and ultimate yield.  SEMulator3D Analytics automates statistical analysis of process variation so that users can better understand the potential impact of statistical process variation on device performance and yield.  The new Analytics user interface guides users in the design, execution and analysis of large statistical experiments using various techniques, including Monte-Carlo process analysis.

    “The real break-through here is our ability to drive technology yield ramp actions by optimizing process steps and process variation in a statistical environment.  Important process parameters can be statistically analyzed to identify areas of concern with structural measurements, yield checks and electrical specifications” said David Fried, CTO of Coventor.  “Now, our users can automate the large statistical design of experiments (DOEs) for virtual fabrication, to minimize critical defects and maximize device performance and yield.”

    New Modeling Capabilities in SEMulator3D 6.1

    SEMulator3D 6.1 enables accurate modeling and performance prediction for next-generation processes including FinFETs, 3D NAND Flash, BEOL, Nanowires, 3D-IC, FDSOI, and DRAM.

    The new version of SEMulator3D features several new process modeling capabilities, including:

    • Complex sidewall patterns can now be made using a flexible “Profile Sweep” function. This new feature can be used to quickly create complex, 3D sidewall, resist and etch profiles.
    • A new etch model captures heterogeneous crystalline/amorphous etches
    • A new lithography model captures more realistic on-chip feature patterns

    SEMulator3D 6.1 also features a new unified user-interface, with all major software components captured within a single application window, and a process file locking and encryption system which allows customers to control access to their sensitive process data.

    About Coventor

    Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for developing semiconductor process technology, as well as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, memory suppliers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations. Its SEMulator3D modeling and analysis platform is used for fast and accurate ‘virtual fabrication’ of advanced manufacturing processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles. Its MEMS design solutions are used to develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley; Waltham, Massachusetts; and Paris, France.  More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

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    Coventor and SEMulator3D are registered trademarks of Coventor, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Note to Editors: Digital images are available.


 Products

  • SEMulator3D
    SEMulator3D® is a powerful 3D semiconductor and MEMS process modeling platform. SEMulator3D mimics unit processes like those found in the fab without requiring actual fabrication, dramatically reducing development time and cost....

  • FinFETs-Process-Variation

    Coventor’s SEMulator3D is a 3D virtual fabrication platform that predictively models how next-generation processes including FinFETs, 3D NAND Flash, BEOL, Nanowires, 3D-IC, FDSOI, and DRAM will perform in the fab.  Combining design data with advanced physics and deep process knowledge, SEMulator3D creates a “virtual” silicon wafer and mimics a series of unit processes like those in the fab resulting in highly-accurate 3D computer models of the predicted structures on wafer.

  • CoventorMP
    CoventorMP is a MEMS design automation platform. It allows you to design and integrate MEMS and IoT devices significantly faster, without developing and maintaining custom models....

  • CoventorMP is a unified design platform for MEMS design, that allows transfer of MEMS device models between the MEMS+ and CoventorWare design software products. MEMS+ and CoventorWare work seamlessly together in the CoventorMP framework. They provide a design platform that enables MEMS designers to simulate critical end-product performance specs such as sensitivity, linearity, frequency response, signal-to-noise ratio, temperature stability or actuation time. Both products are useful in all phases of a typical MEMS development program. CoventorMP is ideal for MEMS devices that employ mechanical, electrostatic, piezo-electric, piezo-resistive, or thermal effects for sensing or actuation.

    MEMS device models created in CoventorMP can be simulated with built-in solvers or automatically transferred into MATLAB, the Simulink system modeling environment, the Cadence Virtuoso circuit modeling environment, and SPICE simulators that support Verilog-A.


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