Role/activity in the project
Within the DOTFIVE project, XMOD is responsible for providing advanced models and new modeling methodologies for the SiGe HBT technology platforms developed by the other project partners. Especially, XMOD will focus on compact (electrical) modeling aspects for very high frequency applications, targeting physics based scalable methodologies, in order to achieve high accuracy as well as relevant predicting capabilities, which is crucial for technologies under development.
People involved in the project
Bertrand Ardouin received the MS and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the Universityof Bordeaux 1, France in 1998 and 2001 respectively. His research activities were SiGe HBTs advanced modelling and characterization, with special focus on parameter extraction for the Hicum bipolar compact model and high frequency on-wafer measurements. In 2002, he has been one of the co-founder of XMOD technologies, Talence France, a SME working in the modelling field, where he is currently the Manager and R&D director. His main work is development of parameter extraction software for advanced compact models and modelling activities for various technologies. Dr Ardouin is a member of the IEEE-BCTM CAD/Modeling subcommittee since 2006.
Aydine Modjtahedi received the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bordeaux 1, France and the MBA in industrial purchasing from Business School of Bordeaux, France, in 1996 and 2000 respectively. From 1996 to 1998 he was involved in research activities on VLSI-ULSI copper based interconnection reliability with IMS laboratory, France. In 2000 he joined AMI Semiconductor (formerly Alcatel microelectronics) as device reliability engineer investigating the degradation mechanisms and reliability performances of High voltage devices. In 2004, He joined XMOD Technologies as modelling Engineer and Technical Marketing Manager. His main activity is focusing on model parameter extraction and market research & analysis focusing on Semiconductor and EDA industries.