Silvaco TCAD: Introduction and the Basics
- A Tutorial in 3 Parts

Part I - Overview of Silvaco TCAD

Silvaco TCAD can be applied to a breadth and depth of applications useful in the development of semiconductor technologies. TCAD has been proven to be a powerful tool to provide in-depth understanding of device fabrication and operation. When applied by engineers to their Semiconductor R&D needs, TCAD can provide insights difficult or even impossible to achieve empirically. TCAD can help enhance device performance, increase yield and reduce time to market.

However applying TCAD is a complex learned skill and engineers must apply their own skill and experience as a solid-state physicist, electrical engineer or circuit designer. Applying that knowledge to harness the TCAD infrastructure will their simulation goals to be achieved. TCAD software combines industry and academic physics knowledge, advanced numerical methods, user interfaces, and automation to allow engineers to get the answers they need.

In this 3-part webinar series, viewers will be introduced to the suite of Silvaco TCAD software, and offered starter training and tutorial. The series will allow them to approach the complexity of suing TCAD from a good starting point and to learn quickly and confidently how to achieve successful TCAD simulation

Part I - Overview of Silvaco TCAD

Attendees of this webinar will receive an overview to TCAD and Silvaco’s TCAD tools. TCAD will be defined and how TCAD is applied in the microelectronic industry, and where the future of TCAD is headed. Attendees will then be given an introduction to Silvaco’s TCAD flow and the components to design, simulate, and analyze TCAD simulations.

What attendees will learn:

  • What is TCAD and why is it used in the industry
  • TCAD application areas
  • Introduction to next-gen TCAD
  • Overview of Silvaco’s TCAD tools


Dr. Garrett Schlenvogt Dr. Garrett Schlenvogt is the US Field Applications Engineering Manager for Silvaco,Inc. based out of Austin, Texas. He has been with Silvaco for 6 years, with responsibilities including presales and support of Silvaco TCAD customers for a wide variety of applications including: Advanced CMOS, Display Technologies, Sensors and Power/RF devices.

Additionally, Garrett has lead multiple research proposals and collaborations for Silvaco, working with both academic and commercial institutions.

Who should attend:

Academics, engineers, material scientists, and management interested in physical simulations for any semiconductor technologies