“My group is working directly with some of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers in Asia and North America to explore design issues for transistors and metal interconnects, the switches and wiring in modern electronic circuits.
Commercial electronic products are being manufactured at nanometer length scales, and technologies in development are currently being scaled to below 10 nm. At these dimensions, transistor channels and nanowire interconnects are only a few hundred atoms wide. QuantumATK from the Synopsys QuantumATK Team has proven to be an integral part of our studies, allowing us to explore at the atomistic level the nanostructures that are directly relevant to nano-electronic technology design.
With QuantumATK, we are able to explore the electronic structure and current flows in devices enabling us to understand the impact of increased surface-to-volume ratio and the effects of quantum confinement on band structures. We have worked directly with the QuantumATK team to demonstrate new device behavior that can be used to engineer novel nano transistor designs. Our team finds QuantumATK both easy to use and flexible and importantly, the Synopsys QuantumATK Team is extremely responsive and committed to providing the tools we need to solve our technology problems.”
Prof. Jim Greer | University of Nottingham, Ningbo China campus