Characterization and Optimization of Technology, Devices, and Systems
We are developing and applying physical models, algorithms, and simulation programs for semiconductor process steps, manufacturing equipment, semiconductor devices, as well as for integrated systems such as those encountered in power electronics. The overall goal is to support characterization and optimization of technology, devices, and systems.
Our methods range from first-principle calculations on the atomic or molecular scale to simulations for complete systems, for instance using heuristic models. We closely cooperate with companies in the field of semiconductors and power electronics, material and equipment suppliers, software houses, and research institutions.
In recent years the activities of the department have been strongly expanding into the area of “More than Moore”, which consists of fields such as analog electronics, low-power electronics, power electronics, and microsystems technology.