Webinar – 3D NAND Memory Cell Optimization

Webinar – 3D NAND Memory Cell Optimization
by Tom Simon on 11-07-2019 at 10:00 am

Flash memory has become ubiquitous, so much so that it is easy to forget what life before it was like. Large scale non-volatile storage was limited spinning disks, which were bulky, power hungry and unreliable. With NAND Flash, we have become used to carrying many gigabytes around with us all the time in the form of cell phones, USB… Read More


Silvaco Talks Atoms to Systems – Where to Next?

Silvaco Talks Atoms to Systems – Where to Next?
by Randy Smith on 07-17-2019 at 10:00 am

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At the ES Design West event in San Francisco last week Silvaco’s CTO and EVP of Products, Babak Taheri, gave a presentation titled, “Next Generation SoC Design: From Atoms to Systems”. The time slot for the talk was only 30-minutes which is simply not enough to discuss all the technology Silvaco is providing now. I had… Read More


Where Circuit Simulation Model Files Come From

Where Circuit Simulation Model Files Come From
by Daniel Payne on 02-07-2019 at 7:00 am

I started out my engineering career by doing transistor-level circuit design and we used a proprietary SPICE circuit simulator. One thing that I quickly realized was that the accuracy of my circuit simulations depended entirely on the model files and parasitics. Here we are 40 years later and the accuracy of SPICE circuit simulations… Read More


Advanced Materials and New Architectures for AI Applications

Advanced Materials and New Architectures for AI Applications
by Tom Dillinger on 10-17-2018 at 7:00 am

Over the past 50 years in our industry, there have been three invariant principles:

  • Moore’s Law drives the pace of Si technology scaling
  • system memory utilizes MOS devices (for SRAM and DRAM)
  • computation relies upon the “von Neumann” architecture

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Using a TCAD Tool to simulate Electrochemistry

Using a TCAD Tool to simulate Electrochemistry
by Daniel Payne on 11-02-2017 at 12:00 pm

In college I took courses in physics, calculus, chemistry and electronics on my way to earn a BSEE degree, then did an 8 year stint as a circuit designer, working at the transistor level and interacting with fab and test engineers. My next adventure was working at EDA companies in a variety of roles. As a circuit designer I knew that … Read More


Webinar on Electrochemistry and how it affects Semiconductor devices

Webinar on Electrochemistry and how it affects Semiconductor devices
by Daniel Payne on 10-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

My educational background is Electrical Engineering and I’ve learned a lot since starting in the industry back in 1978 while working on bipolar, NMOS and CMOS technology, designing DRAM, data controller and GPU devices. I continue to learn about the semiconductor industry through daily reading and attending trade shows… Read More


SPICE Model Generation using Machine Learning

SPICE Model Generation using Machine Learning
by Daniel Payne on 02-05-2017 at 10:00 pm

AI and machine learning are two popular buzz words in the high-tech daily news, so you should be getting used to hearing about them by now. What I hadn’t realized was that EDA companies are starting to use machine learning techniques, and specifically targeted at the daunting and compute intensive task of creating SPICE models… Read More


CEO Interview: David Dutton of Silvaco

CEO Interview: David Dutton of Silvaco
by Daniel Nenni on 01-30-2017 at 7:00 am

Silvaco has undergone one of the most impressive EDA transformations so it was a pleasure to interview the man behind it. David Dutton’s 30+ year career started at Intel, Maxim, and Mattson Technology where he led the company’s turnaround and finished as President, CEO, and board member. David joined Silvaco as CEO… Read More


TCAD Simulation of Organic Optoelectronic Devices

TCAD Simulation of Organic Optoelectronic Devices
by Daniel Payne on 01-20-2017 at 4:00 pm

In my office there are plenty of LED displays for me to look at throughout the day: three 24″ displays from Viewsonic, a 15″ display from Apple, an iPad, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, a Nexus tablet, a Garmin 520 bike computer, and a temperature display. LED and OLED displays are ubiquitous in all sorts of consumer electronics,… Read More