Monday, 27 October 2008

More job offers from linkedIn

I copy the text from LinkedIn:

Looking for R&D Scientist for transistor level (MOSFET, FinFET, etc) research.

- PhD or MSc Microelectronics / Semiconductor Physics or equivalent
- Device Modeling/Simulation (TCAD)
- R&D experience with Universities or Fab/Foundry

Multiple vacancies in East Asia. Email alex at maxima.com.sg for details.

Posted 5 days ago... so hurry up!

As before, we have no relation with this offers, other than passing on the information. For more details, email alex at maxima.com.sg, not us!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Update on the MOS-AK

1st International MOS-AK Workshop on compact modeling, will be organized in San Francisco (co-located with the CMC Meeting and IEDM Conference) with aims to strengthen a network and discussion forum among experts in the field, create an open platform for information exchange related to compact/Spice modeling, bring people in the compact modeling field together, as well as obtain feedback from technology developers, circuit designers, and CAD tool vendors. The topics cover all important aspects of compact model development, implementation, deployment and standardization within the main theme - compact models for mainstream CMOS/SOI circuit simulation. The specific workshop goal will be to classify the most important directions for the future development of the compact models and to clearly identify areas that need further research. This workshop is designed for device process engineers (CMOS, SOI, BiCMOS, SiGe) who are interested in device modeling; ICs designers (RF/IF/Analog/Mixed-Signal/SoC) and those starting in that area as well as device characterization, modeling and parameter extraction engineers. The content will be beneficial for anyone who needs to learn what is really behind IC simulation in modern device models. The technical program of MOS-AK Workshop consists of one day of tutorials given by noted academic and industry experts, also a panel session is foreseen. The program will be availabe soon at: http://www.mos-ak.org/sanfrancisco/
Speakers:Tentative list of the speakers already includes following names (in alphabetic order):
  • Henok Abebe, MOSIS;
  • Gennady Gildenblat, ASU;
  • Hans J. Mattausch, U.Hiroshima;
  • Colin Mcandrew, Freescale;
  • Marek Mierzwinski, Tiburon;
  • Paul Jespers, UC Louvain;
  • Sadayuki Yoshitomi, Toshiba;
  • Xisheng Zhang, Accelicon;
Dates:
  • 2nd announcement - Nov.10
  • Final workshop program - Dec.1
  • 1st International MOS-AK Workshop - Dec.13 at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco
Place:The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street, San Francisco
California 94102
Registration:On-Line registration is available
Committee:
  • Hisayo S. Momose; Toshiba; Session Chair
  • Herve Jaouen, STM; Session Chair
  • Ehrenfried Seebacher, austriamicrosystems; Panel Session Chair
  • Tim K. Smith; Accelicon; Local Arrangement Chair
  • Wladek Grabinski, GMC Suisse; Workshop Manager

Monday, 20 October 2008

Open Ph D Student position in semiconductor device modeling

We offer one scholarship for a Ph D student position in the Department of Electronic Engineering in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona, Spain.


The duration of the grant will be at least three years, possibly four. The monthly salary will be 1000 Euro/month.


The candidate should have a Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Physics. A good background in Semiconductor Physics, Semiconductor Devices, or Integrated Circuit Design will be highly appreciated.

The work to be done by the candidate will be focused on the development of new techniques of characterization and modeling of novel advanced semiconductor devices. It will be related to two European projects in which the hosting group participates.

To get more information about our areas of research in the DEEEA, you can visit the website:

http://sauron.etse.urv.es/DEEEA/angles/recerca/nephos/



Required documents for applicants


Applicants are required to send to the address specified below the following documents (in English or Spanish):

1) a full Curriculum Vitae (as complete as possible)

2) Copy of their diploma

3) copy of their passport

4) Academic certificate including their marks (it is important that the number of hours or credits of each subject appears). It is also very important that the document specifies what is the minimum mark for passing a given subject and what is the maximum mark that can be awarded.

Candidates can send their documents by e-mail, but in fact we will need original and copy documents (or authenticated copy) of them; therefore we also suggest to send the documents by postal mail.

Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Benjamin Iñiguez
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Control Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

Avinguda Països Catalans, 26
43007
Tarragona (Spain)
Email: benjamin.iniguez@urv.cat
Tel: +34977558521 Fax:+34977559610


Deadline: November 8 2008

You can contact Prof. Benjamin Iñiguez (Benjamin.Iniguez@urv.cat) for more information

Tarragona is a medium city (100000 inhabitants) with a Mediterranean climate and many recreation opportunities (nice beaches, theme parks, nature preserves, mountain hiking, touristic resorts and facilities). It is located 100 km Southwest of Barcelona, and it is very well connected by train, bus, highways and even low cost flights from its own airport. Additional information about the University and the department can be found at: www.urv.cat and sauron.etse.urv.es


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

MOS-AK in San Francisco (USA)

--- 1st International MOS-AK Workshop
--- Saturday, 13 December 2008; the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco
--- 1st announcement

1st International MOS-AK Workshop on compact modeling, will be organized in San Francisco (co-located with the CMC Meeting and IEDM Conference) with aims to strengthen a network and discussion forum among experts in the field, create an open platform for information exchange related to compact/Spice modeling, bring people in the compact modeling field together, as well as obtain feedback from technology developers, circuit designers, and CAD tool vendors. The topics cover all important aspects of compact model development, implementation, deployment and standardization within the main theme -compact models for mainstream CMOS/SOI circuit simulation. The specific workshop goal will be to classify the most important directions for the future development of the compact models and to clearly identify areas that need further research. This workshop is designed for device process engineers (CMOS, SOI, BiCMOS, SiGe) who
are interested in device modeling; ICs designers (RF/IF/Analog/Mixed-Signal/SoC) and those starting in that area as well as device characterization, modeling and parameter extraction engineers. The content will be beneficial for anyone who needs to learn what is really behind IC simulation in modern device models. The technical program of MOS-AK Workshop consists of one day of tutorials given by noted academic and industry experts, also a panel session is foreseen.

The meeting program will be availabe soon at:
http://www.mos-ak.org/sanfrancisco/

Tentative list of the speakers already includes following names (in alphabetic order):
* Henok Abebe, MOSIS;
* Gennady Gildenblat, ASU;
* Hans J. Mattausch, U.Hiroshima;
* Colin Mcandrew, Freescale;
* Marek Mierzwinski, Tiburon;
* Paul Jespers, UC Louvain;
* Sadayuki Yoshitomi, Toshiba;
* Xisheng Zhang, Accelicon;

--- Important dates:--------------------
* 2nd announcement - Nov.10
* Final workshop program - Dec.1
* 1st International MOS-AK Workshop - Dec.13 at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco

Further information including recommended hotels and driving directions will be posted at the web site, soon; please visit regularly: http://www.mos-ak.org

Organizing Committee:
* Hisayo S. Momose; Toshiba; Session Chair
* Herve Jaouen, STM; Session Chair
* Ehrenfried Seebacher, austriamicrosystems; Panel Session Chair
* Tim K. Smith; Accelicon; Local Arrangement Chair
* Wladek Grabinski, GMC Suisse; Workshop Manager

Friday, 10 October 2008

Another job offer in compact modelling

Well, it seems we're in a boom... I post another one taken from LindekIn:

Requirement:
This work involves theoretical understanding of quantum effects in 22 nm scale devices; these include carrier transport, geometry and material dependent and structure calculations, role of metal and high-k material
interfaces, role of high-k on bandstructure and related phenomena to enable
development of 22 nm scale devices.

Candidates to be considered for this area are required to have a strong understanding of semiconductor physics and quantum effects in nanodevices.
The candidates are also expected to have a strong background in devices
physics, electronic structure methods, numerical programming, hands on
experience with ab-initio modeling tools, and computer programming in mixed language environment.

Should have Ph.D/MS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science, or Theoretical Materials Science.

For more details, visit the page where the offer is posted.... and polish your CV!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Job on Compact Modeling

Here you have an offer I've got from a groupmail in LinkedIn (please note that we're only posting it because it seems interesting to all those working on Compact Modeling, and looking for a change of position. We're in no way related to the people making the offer):

Looking for R&D Engineers for transistor level (MOSFET, FinFET, etc) research.(View discussion in LinkedIn.)

- PhD or MSc Microelectronics / Semiconductor Physics or equivalent
- Device Modeling/Simulation (TCAD)
- R&D experience with Universities or Fab/Foundry

Multiple vacancies in multiple Asian locations available. Email alex@maxima.com.sg for details.

[mos-ak] Edinburgh on-line publications

I post an e-mail from Wladek Grabinski (MOS-AK), in the MOS-AK googlegroups:

The MOS-AK Edinburgh Workshop's presentations are available on-line
please visit:
http://www.mos-ak.org/edinburgh/

I would like to take this opportunity and thank all speakers and presenters for their valuable contribution to the MOS-AK/ESSDERC/ESSCIRC workshop.

Let me also acknowledge the workshop sponsors (Accelicon, Tanner, X-FAB and SUSS) for their generous financial support as well as the conference organizers for their support, smooth organization and perfect logistic of our modeling event, which is an unique platform for continuous promotion of local, European compact modeling activities.

You are more than welcome to attend and contribute to coming events:

# 1st International MOS-AK Workshop in San Francisco
http://www.mos-ak.org/sanfrancisco/

# MOS-AK Spring'09 Meeting
http://www.mos-ak.org/frankfurt_o/

Thursday, 2 October 2008

On the way to Plastic computation

I've found (out of sheer luck, I must say) a very nice paper in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine. The topic: Plastic electronics, one of my fixations, even if I think that it will be used mainly for large-area applications. The paper I'm talking about (On the way to plastic computation) is a quite complete paper, from fabrication to circuit design using a commercial soft (Cadence).

The only point I find improvable (a lot) is that they are not doing a good job in the references, and they miss a lot of the field. However, as I've said, the paper is very interesting (not for the technical aspects, but this is a magazine...), since it's the first time I see a paper presenting the full design cycle...