The Compact Model Coalition (CMC) is a working collaborative group focused on the standardization of SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) device models.
When a new or enhanced chip is designed, it must first be simulated prior to manufacturing. This can be thought of as proof of concept and is vitally important as it seeks 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 the 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 at tech companies. 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.