Modeling of Systems and Parameter Extraction Working Group

Summary of the 11th International MOS-AK Workshop Silvaco Inc. Headquarters, Silicon Valley, December 5, 2018

Some of the participants of the 11th MOS-AK Workshop at Silvaco Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley.

The MOS-AK Compact Modeling Association, a global standardization forum for semiconductor device models, held its 11th MOS-AK Workshop at the Silvaco Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. on December 5, 2018. The event was co-located with the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices (IEDM) and the Q4 Compact Modeling Coalition (CMC) meetings. The workshop receives technical program co- sponsorship from the IEEE Santa Clara Valley-San Francisco Chapter of the Electron Devices Society, EuropracticeIJHSES as well as NEEDS of

Bogdan Tudor, Silvaco Inc. and Wladek Grabinski, MOS-AK, welcomed more than 30 international academic researchers and modeling engineers. The nine technical compact modeling presentations covered nanoscale technologies, semiconductor devices modeling and advanced IC design.

The MOS-AK speakers shared their latest perspectives on compact/SPICE modeling and Verilog-A standardization in response to the dynamically evolving semiconductor industry and academic R&D efforts. The event featured advanced technical presentations covering compact model development, implementation, and deployment. For more information about each of the presentations, including full abstracts, go online to MOS-AK Workshop Silicon Valley 2018.

The nine topics presented were the following:

There were also presentations of Late News with the following topics:

The MOS-AK Association plans to continue its standardization efforts by organizing future compact modeling meetings, workshops and courses in India, China, Europe, USA and, for the very first time, in Latin America, throughout the coming year, including:

About Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd.

Silvaco Japan was first established as a Japanese branch of Silvaco, Inc. in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. Silvaco Japan’s corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD, EDA software and IP products in the Japanese market. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered at the Landmark Tower in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.

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About Europractice IC Service:

The EUROPRACTICE IC Service brings ASIC design and manufacturing capability within the technical and financial reach of any company that wishes to use ASICs. The EUROPRACTICE IC Service, offered by IMEC and Fraunhofer, offers low-cost ASIC prototyping and ASIC small volume production ramp-up to high volume production through Multi Project Wafer&MPW&and dedicated wafer runs.

About MOS-AK Association:

MOS-AK is an international compact modeling association primarily focused in Europe, to enable international compact modeling R&D exchange in the North/Latin Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific Regions. The MOS-AK Modeling Working Group plays a central role in developing a common information exchange system among foundries, CAD vendors, IC designers and model developers by contributing and promoting different elements of compact/SPICE modeling and its Verilog-A standardization and related CAD/EDA tools including FOSS for compact/SPICE model development, validation/implementation and distribution. For more information please visit