DFMSim Installs Enhanced Version of SMARTrun2run Process Control Software at ELMOS

Technology Provides Advanced Process Control for Lithography

Jan 19, 2010, 08:30 ET from DFMSim

PALO ALTO, Calif. and DRESDEN, Germany, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DFMSim today announced that ELMOS, a leading German manufacturer of semiconductor solutions for automotive and industrial customers, is now running the newest version of SMARTrun2run process control and analysis software in production at multiple locations. SMARTrun2run is based on DFMSim's PEET platform. ELMOS has been using the system to control its manufacturing process for more than two years.  

"This new release enhances ELMOS' process control capability, and provides the SMARTmodeler, which is a uniquely flexible and easy-to-use engineering tool," said Matthias Frank, chief architect and vice president of software engineering at DFMSim.

SMARTrun2run provides advanced process control solutions for lithography. The solution enables increased productivity and early fault detection, which reduces costs and improves yield. It is part of DFMSim's SMART (Simulation of Manufacturing Data and Analysis in Real Time) product family—a portfolio of solutions that allow customers to predict, measure and control yield-limiting defects while manufacturing advanced devices. The SMART platform utilizes the newest software technologies to provide for flexible product configuration and shorter development cycles, giving customers solutions for their unique manufacturing processes.

About DFMSim

DFMSim provides advanced enabling software solutions to the global semiconductor industry. The company's technology simulates key IC design and processing steps to quickly find and avoid systematic defects that threaten yields and increase manufacturing costs. DFMSim's solutions are versatile, modular, easy to use and can be rapidly configured for various manufacturing processes and tools. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company maintains R&D, sales and support offices in multiple global locations. For more information, please visit us at www.DFMSim.com.

About ELMOS Semiconductor AG

ELMOS Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG) is a leading developer and producer of customer-specific system solutions in the automotive sector. Based on the modular high-voltage CMOS technology, a great amount of analog mixed-signal circuitry elements such as voltage regulators, analog/digital converters, power-drives and NVM storage offer a huge range of integration possibilities for customers' ideas. In addition, MEMS-based sensor systems and dedicated packages both developed and manufactured within the ELMOS-Group, enable ELMOS to supply silicon-based microsystems. About 90 percent of sales are achieved with ASICs for automotive electronics. ELMOS is listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. For additional information about ELMOS Semiconductor, visit www.elmos.de.