Scott Irving

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ITRS 2015

The newest International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) is available. There are summaries and the full report available.

Open Source Simulation book

A new book to be published by Springer, covering open source simulation tools. The books web page provides an overview.

On the value of Numerical Simulation

A great post by Joachim Piprek on the value of numerical simulation over at the nusod blog. What he says doesn’t just apply to optical simulation, but to simulation as a whole.

Great papers

These two papers made my day. “Analysis of laser light propagation in kiwifruit using backscattering imaging and Monte Carlo simulation” “Monte Carlo simulation for quantification of light transport features in apples.” Simulation, it’s everywhere.

TCAD Resources

If you found Petrus Technology and are interested, you’ll also be interested in TCAD Central. TCAD Central was originally started by Michael Duane and is now maintained by Juan Sanchez. Juan maintains links to many TCAD subjects, of particular interest to many will be the software page. Be sure to submit anything that you know …

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Electrothermal 2D simulation in Silvaco

Recently there was a couple questions posted on the TCAD Professionals thread at LinkedIn from a user named Bejoy. While Bejoy asked specifically about Silvaco software, the discussion really applies to many tcad software packages. Question 1: In a 2D simulation, do we have to place the thermal contact on the bottom of the device …

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