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VLSI Design
Volume 6, Issue 1-4, Pages 123-126

Distributed Algorithms for Three-dimensional Semiconductor Device Simulations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, MA, USA

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe a newly developed parallel three-dimensional semiconductor device simulator. The program utilizes the message passing architecture and has been developed on a network of workstations. Two iterative algorithms to solve the nonlinear semiconductor device equations are presented. The algorithms are tested by simulating a three-dimensional MOSFET structure. A near-ideal speedup for the distributed algorithms has been obtained for Poisson’s equation.