Performing the step from micro- to nanoelectronics, the semiconductor industry is confronted with very high levels of integration introducing coupling effects that were not observed before. The complexity of this problem is beyond the possibilities of the software and design environments used within the microelectronics industry at present. Furthermore, it places additional requirements on the researchers of the future, since they must be able to understand all aspects of the problems faced by the industry.
To meet these new scientific and training challenges, the COMSON consortium on "Coupled Multi-scale Simulation and Optimisation in Nanoelectronics" merges the know-how of the three major European semiconductor industries with the combined expertise, in al l fields of interest, of specialized university groups for developing adequate mathematical models and numerical schemes, and realizing them in a common demonstrator platform: on the one hand, to test mathematical methods and approaches, so as to assess whether they are capable of addressing the industry's problems; on the other hand, to adequately educate young researchers by obtaining immediate hands-on experience for state-of-the-art problems.
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