The Semiconductor Simulation Hub: A Network-Based Microelectronics Simulation Laboratory
Source: Purdue University
This paper reports on the Semiconductor Simulation Hub, a working, network-based virtual laboratory that allows geographically distributed users to share and run existing tools via standard web browsers. The paper describes the capabilities of the Hub, briefly discusses the associated software infrastructure, and elaborates on the Hub's applications in education, research, and industry. Finally, directions of further development are mentioned. Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) is a proven approach for developing next-generation silicon technologies, and a comprehensive set of TCAD tools is available from universities and from TCAD vendors. In advanced technology R&D, however, there are many specialized needs, both for Si and III-V technologies. Tools to address these needs have been developed, but they tend to be dispersed across universities.