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Date: 28-03-14

Quantum and Silvaco to develop TCAD model for Si-Ge-C Superlattices

Quantum Semiconductor LLC and Silvaco have collaborated to develop advanced TCAD models for Si-based superlattices.

Si-Ge-C superlattice films help in light emission and absorption over a wide band of light wavelength. Quantum Semiconductor and Silvaco are trying to incorporate new electronic band structure models of the Si-based superlattices into Silvaco’s TCAD tools which will be used to perform advanced device simulations.

"Our vision is to bring new functionality to CMOS by incorporating Si-Ge-C superlattices which allow the efficient absorption and emission of light from UV to Visible to Infrared, enabling new products for image sensing, optical communications, silicon photonics, wide-spectrum photovoltaic cells and even advanced Tunnel MOSFETS." said Carlos Augusto, CTO of Quantum Semiconductor. "Quantum Semiconductor is very pleased to collaborate with Silvaco. To enable the adoption of these new superlattices into CMOS design and manufacturing, new models must be developed to describe their properties. With Silvaco, we can accelerate the investigation and verification of modeling and optimization for Si-Ge-C superlattices combined with CMOS".

"We are excited to collaborate with Quantum Semiconductor and develop new physical models allowing the use of Si-Ge-C superlattice films in our TCAD flow said Eric Guichard, VP of the TCAD Division at Silvaco. "We expect that this partnership will enable Silvaco to provide additional unique solutions to our customers working on the next-generation of opto-electronic devices which incorporate these novel superlattice materials."

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