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The CCNI Approach for Nanoelectronics

CCNI’s integrated approach connecting virtual and physical nanofabrication is essential as manufacturing complexity goes up, exotic materials are introduced, and billions of transistors are integrated in a single chip. The purpose of an integrated approach is to ensure that semiconductor technology is scalable in a cost effective manner for several more generations.

Partner Program

The CCNI will cultivate a broad partnership of university, industry, and government organizations focused on the development and application of new generations of simulation technologies on world-class super computers. The CCNI Partners Program has multiple levels designed to engage a broad range of industry, from startups to major corporations, government laboratories, and universities interested in the development and application of computational nanotechnologies.

Nanotechnology focused industries joining the program include: semiconductor manufacturers, systems integrators, equipment makers, software providers, and materials manufacturers. The benefits of membership will include various levels of access to the supercomputing environment, collaboration with research leaders in the computational nanotechnology field, and the ability to help identify research areas for the center. The CCNI, coupled with the excellence in the NY State Capital Region in semiconductor fabrication technology will provide industry a total solution, from simulations to physical device fabrication.

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Technical Scope

The technical program will encompass several key areas of research critical to the success and growth of the nanotechnology, semiconductor, and information technology industries. Example activities include:

  • First-principle investigation of the fundamental processes and device concepts underlying the extension of CMOS technology to its ultimate physical limit.
  • Generation of process/device models and computational systems that will lead to a full virtualfab simulation of nanoelectronics devices and other nano-based systems.
  • Computational exploration of new, non-CMOS nanotechnologies which can extend the semiconductor performance/productivity curve beyond the limits of CMOS.
  • Definition of a new engineering design paradigm based on multiscale modeling and simulation.

* CCNI Web Site

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