QuantumATK - Semiconductor Modeling

Academic Research

QuantumATK is used to provide solutions for critical materials issues before wafer-based data is available and reduce time and cost in advanced semiconductor modeling and development. As part of the Synopsys DTCO solution, the integration of QuantumATK with TCAD products provides a complete workflow from material to device modeling.

Why use QuantumATK software?

Our industry-leading atomistic simulation platform allows you to simulate properties of new materials, i.e., electronic, structural, magnetic, optical, thermal, etc. and their impact on new devices before wafer-based data is available, and so reduces time and cost in advanced semiconductor technology development.

Stack Engineering

High-K Metal Gates (HKMG) Stacks

Achieve target performance of HKMG stacks by varying material composition, thicknesses and dopants. Obtain optimal work function, minimal leakage current and maximum capacitance through a link to TCAD S-Device.

Surface Process

Surface Process Modeling

Optimize etching and sputtering processes by varying chemical composition of a surface and energy and type of incoming particles. Describe thermally-assisted or plasma-based processes through a link to TCAD S-Process.

Benefits of QuantumATK Software

  • Easy-to-learn and use: Intuitive interface with quick-and-easy access to all tools and features, combined with the power of a Python scripting engine for customization and automation of tasks
  • Accurate and reliable: Non-Equilibrium Green’s Functions (NEGF) method for most accurate simulations of interfaces between materials (stacks, contacts, junctions), surfaces, and modeling electronic devices
  • Fast and powerful: Ability to study large and thus more realistic systems
  • Integration with TCAD: Higher level modeling/optimization of semiconductor devices, as part of the Synopsys DTCO solution
  • Customizable: Providing customized and novel solutions fast
  • Fully supported: All licenses come with full support from our expert team of application engineers.
Atomistic Simulation Software

Highlighted Customer Testimonials

 “[… The QuantumATK package] has proven to be an integral part of our studies, allowing us to explore from the atomistic level nanostructures that are directly relevant to nano-electronic technology design […] “

Prof. Jim Greer | University of Nottingham, Ningbo China Campus


“ I’ve used a lot of codes for MD, DFT and semi-empirical total energy and transport calculations in the past and I can easily say that [QuantumATK] is better by a huge margin. […] “

User from Semiconductor Industry 


“[Synopsys QuantumATK Team] has managed the tour-de-force of blending high performance material modeling techniques (combining solid state physics, chemistry and molecular dynamics) with user-friendliness. […]”

Dr. Geoffrey Pourtois  


Learn more about QuantumATK products

Interested in applying QuantumATK software to your research? Test our software or contact us at quantumatk@synopsys.com to get more information on QuantumATK platform for atomic-scale modeling.