Agilent Technologies' Software Fundamentally Improves, Automates STMicroelectronics' Device Modeling On-Wafer Measurements
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Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Press release date: November 15, 2010
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its IC-CAP Wafer Professional (WaferPro) software has been successfully deployed at STMicroelectronics. WaferPro adds new capabilities to Agilent's Integrated Circuit and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform to enable efficient, automated on-wafer measurements for device modeling applications.
STMicroelectronics uses IC-CAP as a device modeling platform to extract semiconductor device models for silicon devices (CMOS and BJT, for example). The company will now use IC-CAP WaferPro to conduct all on-wafer automated measurements.
IC-CAP WaferPro allows users to control semiautomatic and fully automatic wafer probe stations and execute DC, CV and RF measurements. It automates spot and swept measurements across a range of temperatures. Wafer realignment is handled automatically at each temperature change, removing the need for engineers to supervise measurements. Test plans can run automatically at different measurement stations, with different hardware, allowing maximum utilization of lab equipment. Built on a sophisticated architecture, WaferPro also enables efficient data analysis and processing and provides a foundation for future advanced modeling tasks, such as statistical analysis and modeling.
"Over the past two years, we worked with Agilent's R&D team on ways to extend the IC-CAP platform, our modeling tool of choice, to address our measurement and data flow challenges," said Herve Jaouen, technology R&D director, modeling and simulation, at STMicroelectronics. "We are very impressed with the automation capabilities that IC-CAP WaferPro offers. The ability to collect, post process and organize data, all integrated in the same platform, greatly improves the efficiency of our modeling organization."
"We are delighted by STMicroelectronics' decision to adopt IC-CAP WaferPro, a product designed to unify modeling tasks and allow modeling teams to work together more closely," said Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager of Agilent EEsof EDA. "As the premier measurement company, we are pleased to provide a next-generation software and measurement platform that addresses the new challenges of state-of-the-art device modeling."
WaferPro is distributed with Agilent's recently released IC-CAP 2010.08 software. Contact Agilent at www.agilent.com/find/contactus for pricing information. More information on WaferPro is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-iccap. An image of the software is available at www.agilent.com/find/iccap-waferpro_images.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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