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Conventor’s CTO Dr. David Fried to Discuss 3D Virtual Fabrication Breakthrougha at Semicon West 2013 Conference

CARY, North Carolina – June 26, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), will participate in SEMICON West 2013 in San Francisco, CA from July 9 to July 11, 2013 with a featured technical presentation by Coventor’s CTO Dr. David Fried and live software demonstrations that showcase the latest ‘virtual fabrication’ innovations aimed at significantly reducing the silicon learning cycles and billions of dollars spent reaching manufacturing readiness for integrated 3D processes.

Dr. David Fried will explore the role of virtual fabrication within the semiconductor development ecosystem in view of recent technology advances, including FinFET, TriGate and High-K/Metal-Gate logic, embedded memories and advanced patterning. Specifically, Dr. Fried will discuss the potential cost savings and competitive time-to-market advantages of virtual fabrication approaches to process development and integration over conventional trial-and-error only silicon experimentation methods. 

Among the topics to be covered in the “Virtual Fabrication: Integrated Process Modeling for Advanced Technology” technical presentation are: fast, accurate validation of process assumptions, visualization and quantitative analysis of complex interrelationships between design and process, and predictive modeling of multivariate effects of process variations, all of which are critical to enabling more robust process designs, design-for-manufacturability improvements, and expedited manufacturing ramps.

Dr. Fried’s talk will take place during the Lab-to-Fab: From R&D to High Volume Manufacturing session on Tuesday, July 9th at 1:30PM at the Extreme Electronics Stage in the South Hall of the Moscone Center. For more details, visit: http://www.semiconwest.org/node/10451.

Virtual Fabrication Demonstrations

At the core of the industry’s only commercial virtual fabrication solution is the SEMulator3D 2013 platform with its revolutionary physics-driven modeling paradigm that addresses the physical behavior of even the most advanced manufacturing processes. It combines unprecedented accuracy and performance with a host of new automation capabilities to make virtual fabrication more predictive and accessible across the entire semiconductor ecosystem of foundry and chip manufacturers, fabless designers and capital equipment suppliers. The impact of these latest breakthroughs will be the focus of in-depth software demonstrations at Coventor’s Booth #2111. 

About Coventor

Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and virtual fabrication of MEMS and semiconductor devices. Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations that develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. Coventor’s software tools and expertise enable its customers to simulate and optimize MEMS device designs and fabrication processes before committing to time-consuming and costly build-and-test cycles. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has offices in California’s Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Paris, France. More information is available at http://www.coventor.com.

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