Thursday, 26 April 2007

International Microwave Symposium'07

The 2007 International Microwave Symposium is a little over a month away. It will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, between 3-8 June. And, as predicted, they are hosting some sessions on modeling. In fact, as reflected in the technical program, they will host two short courses on device modeling and characterization, plus another in noise. In addition, there will be four different sessions dedicated to models. A nice opportunity to visit Hawaii...

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Biosensors and CNTs

A brief comment on a brief news appeared in the SPIE newsroom: Joe Shapter and Jamie Quinton, from the Finders University, Australia, explain how to ease the integration of biosensors into silicon, thanks to the use of carbon nanotubes. It's ok, but we still do not have any compact model for a carbon nanotube, so simulation of this kind of sensors is not feasible in a conventional simulator. It's a pity.

Monday, 23 April 2007

MOS-AK Meeting in Graz

The Spring MOS-AK meeting was held on April 30 in Premstraetten (very close to Graz), Austria

The scope of Spring Meeting was noise compact modeling, but also included contributions on noise measurement and characterization. Different devices were considered: conventional bulk MOSFETs, lateral MOSFETs, multiple-gate MOSFETs.

It was a very interesting meeting, with the participation of top researchers in the field of noise and compact modeling, such as Christoph Jungemann or Mitiko Miura-Mattausch (who explained the implementation of noise modelling in the HiSIM bulk MOSFET model).

Furthermore, it was a very nice oportunity to visit the beautiful city of Graz, and to taste the delicious pumkin-based Styrian specialties as well as the great local wines.

New issue of the IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices

Some new papers from quite important people in this month's issue of the IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices:
First, A Compact Model for Valence-Band Electron Tunneling Current in Partially Depleted SOI MOSFETs From Gildenblat, McAndrew,... etc...

Second, Depletion-All-Around Operation of the SOI Four-Gate Transistor from Cristoloveanu et alter.

Friday, 20 April 2007

More statistical modelling

Have a look at this paper from Samsudin et al. in the Solid-State Journal. If you are interested in statistical variations (and perhaps you should...), it is a nice reading.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007


I've been having a look at the Solid-State Journal, and I've found a very interesting paper from Jin He et al. They present a charge based model: BSIM5. I strongly recommend having a look at the paper, since it is from a quite good guy and the topic is, at least, important.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

MOS-AK meeting

By the way, this Friday the Spring Meeting of the MOS-AK will be held in Graz, Austria, with very interesting talks, including one on Verilog-AMS and GNU software. If there is anyone going there, please send some comments....

Monday, 16 April 2007

So long....

It has been a long time since the last entry in the blog... I regret (I mean: I'm happy...) that we've had too much work. Well, here you have a very interesting link. It is not very related to Compact Modelling, but it is VERY related to scientific communication. It is an article in the Sydney Herald Tribune reporting an study about powerpoint(tm) presentations... You should read it (it quite short)...