• EDA software and the CentOS 7 end of life

    Electronic design automation (EDA) vendors develop software for the design of semiconductor chips and computer hardware. Being long running, distributed applications, customers will often use a grid of Linux servers to run EDA software. Information technology (IT) departments are responsible for keeping these servers running, with minimal downtime. Due to its free cost, and widespread…

  • TCAD Mobile App

    The TCAD app is a semiconductor device simulator for mobile devices on both iOS and Android devices.  It is free for download on both on the App stores.  More information at

  • Open Access TCAD Simulation Paper

    This open access paper used the DEVSIM TCAD simulator to generate its simulation results: Z. -L. Tang and B. -Y. Cao, “Heat Generation Mechanisms of Self-Heating Effects in SOI-MOS,” in IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, vol. 12, pp. 350-358, 2024, doi: 10.1109/JEDS.2024.3393019.

  • IEEE ICCAD 2014 TCAD to EDA Workshop Presentations

    An oldie but goodie: Unfortunately, on June 17, 2024, I see that this link no longer works. But it is now available here:

  • SISPAD 2024

    SISPAD 2024 will be held on September 25-27, 2024 in San Jose, California.  Abstract submissions are due by April 7, 2024 at midnight Pacific time.  More information is available at:

  • Sequoia Releases a New 3D Capacitance Extraction Tool

    Sequoia Design Systems has released a new 3D Capacitance Extraction Tool for image sensors. CellCap3D is SEQUOIA’s tool for fully integrated accurate gds-to-spice calculation of capacitance matrices for image sensor cells, memory cells and similar. CellCap3D includes mesh generation, numerical solvers and graphical interfaces for viewing the 3D cell model, connected nets, capmatrix values and…

  • SISPAD 2023

    The International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD) will be held in Kobe, Japan in 2023. According to the event organizers, the tentative dates are September 27-29. The official website for the conference is

  • IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

    The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology is one of the latest open access journals from the IEEE. Their stated mission is: The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) is dedicated to publishing articles on timely topics in the field of nanotechnology by making them available immediately, freely, and permanently available to all. According to a recent email campaign, the…


    Please be aware that there is a fake SISPAD conference, with multiple dates in the upcoming years. The “World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology” is a scam organization, which steals the names of other conferences, and holds fake conferences all of the world.  There are informative articles about this organization here:…

  • Intel TCAD Position

    Intel is looking for a “TCAD Software Research Engineer/Scientist“ The role involves: Creating software simulation flows, developing physical models, and analyzing the fundamental device and process issues encountered in cutting-edge technology development. Leading teams of colleagues to influence how we build software capabilities, calibrate models and process flows, perform design-technology co-optimization (DTCO), and invent…