Technology CAD at Stanford University: Physics, Algorithms, Software, and Applications

  • R. W. Dutton
  • R. J. G. Goossens


The evolution of technology computer-aided design (TCAD) over the past two decades has been remarkable. During this period we have wittnessed the ubiquitos use of circuit simulation for IC design, the broad acceptance and use of device analysis for technology design and the innovation of new classes of simlators for process and equipment modeling. Much of this expanded role for TCAD has been driven by the IC revolution itself where device dimensions have been reduced by more than 20 fold and gate densities per chip have increased by more than 10,000 times The growing need for and role of TCAD is mandated by requirements on control over the manufacturing process, electrical reliability, as well as business aspects like minimizing the time to market. Moreover, the design issues of both high-speed and low power -- each from a very different perspective -- require greater care and precision in IC design.


Bipolar Transistor Device Simulation Device Dimension Breakdown Curve Hybrid Solver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Dutton
    • 1
  • R. J. G. Goossens
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Integrated SystemsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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