Imec and Synopsys extend their TCAD collaboration

Imec and Synopsys have extended their collaboration in the field of technology computer-aided design (TCAD) to next-generation FinFET technology at 10nm.

The collaboration builds on extensive work carried out at 14nm and several other process geometries and will calibrate Synopsys’s Sentaurus TCAD models to support the next-generation FinFET devices.

The collaboration will include the 3D modelling of new device architectures and materials that will enable the semiconductor industry to continue to deliver products with higher performance and lower power consumption.