Dr. Kevin Jones receives the highest honor from SEMI

Dr. Mark Law (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Dr. Kevin Jones receive the highest honor from the global industry association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). The two UF professors were recognized for developing a flexible code in 1990 that modeled semiconductor fabrication processes. It later became a cornerstone for the modern era of computational modeling.  Florida Object-Oriented Process Simulator (FLOOPS) is widely used for multi-dimensional modeling for advanced integrated circuit fabrication processes. Use of FLOOPS has enabled continued advances in complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) transistor performance. The 3D nature of FLOOPS proved especially valuable as CMOS transistor design shifted from planar to multi-gate forms.