QuantumATK at the IITC 2019 Conference

Date: June 3-6, 2019

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Synopsys QuantumATK Team is sponsoring the International Interconnect Technology Conference, IITC 2019. It is the premier conference for interconnect technology devoted of advanced metallization and 3D integration for ULSI IC applications.  Meet us in the exhibition area and during the poster session to learn about exploration of alternative interconnect metals with QuantumATK. Have a look at the recently published article “DTCO: Screening and Selection of New Interconnect Metals with QuantumATK”


Meet with Synopsys QuantumATK Team

POSTER: Umberto Martinez, Business Development Manager, will present a poster “First-principles phonon-limited resistivity of metal interconnects”
Day: June 4, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

EXHIBITION: Meet Umberto at the Synopsys QuantumATK booth, and receive a personal demonstration of QuantumATK.


We present several extensions to the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE) solver implemented in QuantumATK. This enables computational efficient simulations of first-principles transport coefficients in linear response to an applied electric field, magnetic field or temperature gradient. We calculate the phonon-limited resistivity in three FCC metals (Gold, Silver and Copper) with the calculation of scattering rates from the electron phonon interaction from first-principles. We correctly find that Gold has the highest resistivity while the resistivity of Copper is only slightly larger than that of Silver. In addition, we find that the resistivity of a 1nm diameter Au nanowire is more than doubled as compared to that of bulk Au due to the increased electron-phonon coupling in nanowires. The simulations illustrate the predictive capabilities of the implemented Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE) solver.


Umberto will be happy to meet with you and discuss your atomic-scale modeling needs. If you wish to arrange a meeting and have a live demo, please contact us at quantumatk@synopsys.com