Ahmed Nejim obtained his PhD in 1990 in Ion-Solid interaction. A wide experience in semiconductor processing and device design was obtained in 17 years of research in material science, semiconductor physics. Experience in lecturing, mentoring and facility management. 30 years of technical project management, European multinational projects, Liaison research fellow of a UK national research facility in contact with national industry and national and international academia. Since 2001 he has been working at Silvaco supporting TCAD software users and developing collaborative projects. He acts as an R&D Project Manager for Silvaco Europe.
Talk will present a design technology co-optimisation flow that links manufacturing to technology performance. As wide band gap semiconductors advance, new technology design generations are needed. To explore available design space, automated tools must be used. These couple predictive models that begin with process simulation and end with circuit and system design. Parametrising various phenomena helps to obtain optimised device designs for target applications. Using a virtual split lot approach for a design of experiment sweep provides a good view of available landscape. Tighter optimisation can then probe promising zones for best compromise.