Modelling and simulation provides deep insight into the operation of modern semiconductor devices and circuits, and dramatically reduces the development costs and time-to-market. The Device Modelling Group develops state-of-the-art simulation tools which are not available commercially, exploiting finite element 2D and 3D methods, a realistic band particle Monte Carlo approach, quantum transport techniques, and the power of parallel computing. It supports and leads device technology and design programmes in the department, partner universities and industry.
The work is supported by EPSRC, NASA, The European Commission and industrial contracts. Research is carried out in collaboraton with Intel, IBM, STMicroelectronics, NXP, ARM, Infineon and other major semiconductor technology and design providers.