MANHASSSET, N.Y. Synopsys Inc. has announced the availability of a new Sentaurus TCAD release that adds process and device modeling capabilities to accelerate development of advanced technologies, as well as full support for 64-bit dual-core Intel Xeon processors.
The Sentaurus Y-2006.06 release offers new modeling capabilities that enable customers to continue pushing the technology envelope for current and future generations of semiconductor technology. These capabilities include simulating ultra-shallow junctions used in leading-edge CMOS devices, modeling strained silicon for enhancing device performance, optimizing optical and electrical characteristics for optoelectronics and studying novel structures on the atomistic level with kinetic process Monte Carlo and device Monte Carlo simulations.
Increased computing power makes it less expensive for semiconductor manufacturers to perform large-scale TCAD simulations as diverse as deep-submicron 3D effects, CMOS image sensors, nonvolatile memories, radiation single-event effects and ESD protection devices, thereby helping reduce experimental costs significantly. The 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors offer the performance and throughput required to run large-scale TCAD simulations efficiently.
Customers involved in the technical development in manufacturing can also take advantage of parallel computing benefits of dual-core Intel Xeon processor-based platforms with the Sentaurus Parallel option to reduce simulation time.