Steve Broadbent received a BA in physics from Pomona College and an MS in physics from the University of Maryland. He then worked as a “beltway bandit” contractor to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for infrared sensors for space and atmospheric applications.
He joined Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo as a staff physicist to work on infrared focal plane arrays for military applications. After joining the Rockwell Science Center as a staff physicist, he worked on hybrid infrared focal plane arrays with cryogenic CMOS for space and astronomical applications. He also participated in the use of TCAD to develop a silicon IGBT for motor drives.
He liked TCAD so much that he joined Silvaco as a Senior TCAD Applications Engineer, where he has been for 18 years. He supports customers and their use of TCAD for a wide range of materials, processes and device applications from CMOS to QWIPs, and from HEMTs to Lasers and OLEDs. He has worked with TCAD for 30 years – from Stanford’s Pisces IIb to Silvaco’s Victory tools.