Coventor, Inc. (a Lam Research company)

1000 CentreGreen Way
Cary,  NC  27513

United States
http://www.coventor.com
  • Booth: 2232


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Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research company, 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 www.coventor.com.


 Press Releases

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    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, 2018 – Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company, the leading supplier of design automation solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the availability ofSEMulator3D®7.0– the newest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform. With added features, performance improvements, and a new Device Analysis capability, SEMulator3D 7.0 addresses both process and device simulation while lowering the barriers to advanced semiconductor technology development. The new Device Analysis capability enables seamless understanding of how process changes, process variability, and integration schemes directly impact transistor device performance. 

    “With each release of SEMulator3D, we are providing more and more powerful process and behavioral information,” said David Fried, Vice President, Computational Products for Coventor. “The new Device Analysis feature set, combined with our previously-released Electrical Analysis module, make SEMulator3D a more complete solution for advanced semiconductor technology development by enabling improved insight into the effect of process modifications on device performance.”

    SEMulator3D Device Analysis

    The new Device Analysis capability can extract electrical characteristics of a transistor and explore process variability on device operation, all directly within SEMulator3D. Designers can generate transistor IV curves and perform automatic device parameter extraction from those curves. Transistor performance can be measured across changes in patterning, lithography, etch, deposition, and other process integration effects. This add-on functionality provides insight into how process integration decisions, such as patterning schemes and allowed unit process variations, impact transistor device performance.

    SEMulator3D 7.0 Productivity Enhancements

    The new version of SEMulator3D 7.0, which is available now, includes many additional features and performance enhancements, including:

    New Calibration Function

    SEMulator3D Analytics now includes a calibration function, which automates calibration of a virtual model against experimental measurements and target specifications, accelerating the generation of predictive, silicon-accurate process models.

    New Viewer and Rendering Engine

    An all-new rendering engine includes faster loading, interaction, construction and exporting of very large models, along with the ability to generate higher fidelity images, enabling larger models (such as 3D NAND devices) to be built faster and better.

    New Netlist Extraction Feature

    Using this new feature, users can extract resistance and capacitance information of sub-circuits for use in third-party SPICE simulation environments. This can be used to improve a designer’s understanding of how upstream process variations impact overall electrical circuit performance, such as circuit timing changes caused by fabrication variations.

    New 3D Mesh Export Capability

    Ability to generate new, high-quality Delaunay meshes, to support robust and accurate modeling of complex 3D structures such as material interfaces and feature edges.

    SEMulator3D Version 7.0 will be installed and deployed at all major semiconductor customers in the US, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and China

    About Coventor

    Coventor, Inc., a Lam Research Company, is the global market leader in virtual fabrication of semiconductor and MEMS devices and design automation solutions for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The company 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. Coventor’s unique and powerful platform for MEMS design, simulation, and verification addresses MEMS-specific engineering challenges such as multi-physics interactions, process variations, MEMS+IC integration, and MEMS+package interactions. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and has offices worldwide. More information is available at 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.

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    SEMulator3D Honored as UBM ACE Award Finalist

    Coventor’s Virtual Fabrication Platform Recognized for Significantly Improving Electronics Manufacturing

    CARY, NC– November 17, 2017 – Coventor®, Inc. a Lam Research Company and leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, today announced its 3D virtual fabrication platform, SEMulator3D®, has been named a finalist in UBM’s annual ACE Awards competition.

    The ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards, in partnership withEE TimesandEDN, showcase the best of the best in today’s electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives, and more. ACE finalists and winners are hand selected by a panel ofEE TimesandEDNeditors as well as independent judges from the across the industry.

    “Having SEMulator3D recognized as a finalist in the software category of this industry award program is a great honor,” said Mike Jamiolkowski, Vice President and General Manager of Coventor, a Lam Research Company. “While our customers understand the value of gaining more manufacturing insight earlier in the development process, this validation of SEMulator3D by the industry underscores the essential role virtual fabrication plays across the supply chain. As today’s semiconductors include more 3D features and next-generation processes, the cost and complexity of manufacturing escalates, making virtual fabrication both an economic necessity and a key enabler for innovation and advancement.”

    Much of the estimated 2 to 4 billion dollars spent on developing new semiconductor technology is tied up in the iterative trial-and-error cycles of learning, conducted with many wafer-based experiments in the fab and the lab. The cycle time and cost of technology development has become cost prohibitive making a data-driven alternative solution a requirement, particularly with current process complexity.

    Coventor’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.

    About Coventor, a Lam Research Company
    Coventor, Inc. is a 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 smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems. The company has offices in Cary, North Carolina, San Jose, California; Waltham, Massachusetts; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Hsinchu, Taiwan; and Seoul, South Korea. More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

    About Lam Research
    Lam Research Corp. is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam combines superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. Lam Research (Nasdaq:LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more atwww.lamresearch.com.
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    Coventor and SEMulator3D are registered trademarks of Coventor, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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 Products

  • SEMulator3D
    A powerful 3D semiconductor and MEMS process modeling platform that offers wide ranging technology development capabilities....

  • By offering an unprecedented combination of speed, capacity and accuracy, SEMulator3D is uniquely capable of modeling complex integrated process flows across large silicon areas. Utilizing the SEMulator3D virtual fabrication platform, engineering teams can efficiently develop process flows and perform automated virtual experiments prior to actual fabrication.

    The SEMulator3D platform enables a new methodology for developing advanced semiconductor and MEMS processes. It is the fastest, most robust, and most accurate 3D semiconductor process modeling platform in the industry. SEMulator3D’s process-predictive capabilities benefit all participants in the semiconductor supply chain, from technology developers to fabless IP providers to equipment and process vendors.

    Benefits include:

    • Decrease costly, time-consuming silicon learning cycles

    • Identify process problems before fabrication

    • Perform variation experiments not feasible in the actual fab

    • Leverage virtual fabrication at every stage of technology development

    • Flexible platform for multiple use cases and applications

    • Applicable to any process and any layout, regardless of complexity or technology

    • Predicts complex interactions between designs and integrated process fows

    Challenges in current semiconductor processing extend beyond the single-device areas typically analyzed in the past. Traditional process modeling methods are limited to individual devices due to modeling performance limitations. SEMulator3D seamlessly switches between two sophisticated modeling methods: Voxel Modeling, a fast, robust, digital approach, and Surface Evolution, an analog approach capable of modeling a wide range of physical process behavior with great accuracy. This unique
    technology enables SEMulator3D to quickly solve today’s most advanced process problems.

    The World’s Top Semiconductor and MEMS Companies use the SEMulator3D platform for:

    • Process Exploration – Test processes not yet ready in the fab for integration impacts

    • Design Rule Validation – Check untested designs for yield-limiting process sensitivities

    • Process Margin Analysis – Identify process windows, and determine inline specications

    • Device Design – Export 3D models to FEA/BEA solvers for additional analysis

    • Wafer Characterization – Reduce metrology costs and accelerate silicon-based learning

    • Yield Optimization – Separate multi-process cross-wafer uniformity eects and optimize yield

    • Defect Analysis – Study and prioritize defect evolution modes through each process step

    • Documentation & Visualization – Create predictive 3D documentation for complex flows

    SEMulator3D oers much more than 3D visualization – it provides quantitative analyses of the complex 3D models it
    generates. Virtual Metrology, Structure Search, Design-Technology Checking, Prole Export, Expeditor, Electrical Analysis,
    Device Analysis, and Analytics each oers unique capabilities for measuring, checking and analyzing device structures for
    insightful quantitative results.

    Contact us today by visiting our website at www.coventor.com/contact-us/ or via email at info@coventor.com to learn more!


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