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Statistical analysis and yield management in LED design through TCAD device simulation
Author(s): Gergö Létay; Wei-Choon Ng; Lutz Schneider; Adrian Bregy; Michael Pfeiffer
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Paper Abstract

This paper illustrates how technology computer-aided design (TCAD), which nowadays is an essential part of CMOS technology, can be applied to LED development and manufacturing. In the first part, the essential electrical and optical models inherent to LED modeling are reviewed. The second part of the work describes a methodology to improve the efficiency of the simulation procedure by using the concept of process compact models (PCMs). The last part demonstrates the capabilities of PCMs using an example of a blue InGaN LED. In particular, a parameter screening is performed to find the most important parameters, an optimization task incorporating the robustness of the design is carried out, and finally the impact of manufacturing tolerances on yield is investigated. It is indicated how the concept of PCMs can contribute to an efficient design for manufacturing DFM-aware development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6486, Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications XI, 64860U (13 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698850
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Gergö Létay, Synopsys Switzerland, LLC (Switzerland)
Wei-Choon Ng, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
Lutz Schneider, Synopsys Switzerland, LLC (Switzerland)
Adrian Bregy, Synopsys Switzerland, LLC (Switzerland)
Michael Pfeiffer, Synopsys Switzerland, LLC (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6486:
Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications XI
Klaus P. Streubel; Heonsu Jeon, Editor(s)

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