Advances in research promise a new era of electronics – one that harnesses the capabilities of novel nano-‐engineered materials and devices either alone or in conjunction with powerful silicon platforms. Compact models connect basic work on materials and device physics to circuits and systems.
With the increasing emphasis on application drivers for basic research, a basic understanding and ability to develop compact models is becoming more and more essential. NEEDS (Nano-‐Engineered Electronic Devices Simulation) is a five-‐year NSF program charged to develop a suite of SPICE-‐compatible, compact models for emerging nanoelectronic devices. NEEDS also aims to create a complete model development environment to support the creation of high-‐quality compact models by technology developers and to provide designers with models that run robustly on both open source and commercial platforms. NEEDS has a mission to foster the integration of application-‐oriented device modeling with theoretical and experimental explorations. NEEDS is a partnership of materials scientists, device technologists, circuit designers, and application specialists. It is the electronics node of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology – led by Purdue, MIT, and U.C. Berkeley.
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Burton Morgan 121, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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