Compact Model Coalition
Industry Cost-Savings through Standard Models
The Compact Model Coalition (CMC) is a working collaborative group focused on the standardization of SPICE (Simulation Program with Integration Circuit Emphasis) device models.
When a new or enhanced chip is designed, it must be simulated prior to manufacturing. This can be thought of as proof of concept and is vitally important to validate the concept before it enters the capital intensive phase of manufacturing. The simulations are based on standard models (expressed in the form of equations) governed by CMC.
Once the standard models are proven and accepted by CMC, they are incorporated into design tools widely used by the semiconductor industry. The equations at work in the standard models setting process are developed, refined and maintained by leading universities the CMC directs and funds to standardize and improve the models.
The members of our coalition are modeling experts. All join the CMC for an important and highly valuable reason: they want to be a voice, an influencer, for themselves and their companies in the standard-model- setting process.
While anyone in the industry can access CMC open source standards and models, CMC members enjoy a layer of additional benefits:
- Early access to new solutions. CMC members can access new simulation models and existing model enhancements long before they are released to the public.
- A voice in the selection process. Members determine which models the CMC targets for new development and which models receive ongoing CMC financial support.
- Professional growth. CMC members enjoy the opportunity to learn from and work with the world’s most talented compact model developers from both industry and academia.