Dr. Derek Kimpton, Principal Applications Engineer at Silvaco, spent four years characterizing radiation effects on devices at Plessey Semiconductors in Lincoln, England. Whilst there he published the paper in Solid-State Electronics on a new and predictive total dose oxide charging model, that is the basis for the code implemented in Silvaco’s latest TCAD Victory Device simulator.
Prior to his over 17 years at Silvaco, Dr. Kimpton received both a B.Sc. in Electronics and Ph.D. in GaInAs MOSFET fabrication from Kings College, London with an industrial year in the Optical Fiber division at GEC Hirst Research Center, in England. He also worked on the synthesis of silicon germanium (SiGe) by implantation of germanium as a Research Fellow at Middlesex University, England.