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Synopsys QuantumWise develops commercial software for fast and reliable atomic-scale modeling of nanostructures, fully supported and delivered in an easy-to-use interface, tailored from state-of-the-art methods, and developed by experts to the specifications of our customers.
Synopsys QuantumWise is owned by Synopsys Inc. We sell our software products to several hundred companies, government labs, and universities around the world. Synopsys QuantumWise was started in 2008, built on the company Atomistix (founded in 2003), and was acquired by Synopsys Inc. in 2017. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions.
At present, Synopsys QuantumWise has more than 30 employees, working with developing the code and supporting our users. Most of our employees have a Ph.D. in physics or chemistry, and/or are seasoned programmers with long experience in numerical modeling and GUI development.
Synopsys QuantumWise positions itself as a facilitator by interacting with both the research community to extract state-of-the-art methods and techniques, and with researchers in companies and universities that seek to utilize these tools. We strive to deliver these advanced numerical tools in an easy-to-use package. Our primary aim is to make the most advanced simulation techniques within atomic-scale modeling available to a broad community of users.
We believe in conducting our business according to four main criteria:
When dealing with Synopsys QuantumWise, you will always meet people who know what they are talking about, who are happy to do their work, and who are passionate about helping our customers do their jobs better!
Unlike most other commercial companies offering software for atomic-scale modeling, we develop our own code from the bottom up, and we have the in-house expertise to develop novel functionality all the way down to the quantum-mechanical level. Our software is a constant work in progress, and our development is test-driven and guided by customer requests and requirements. We spend a lot of energy on ensuring the quality and reliability of the software.
Our code base is very flexible and can easily be tailored for customized solutions, including very advanced ones, in order to study problems for which there are currently no software tools available on the market, and/or to fit a particular customer's specific requirements.
We place great emphasis on making the code easy to use, and on helping our customers to be successful with atomic-scale modeling. We have a large amount of tutorials available online, including videos on YouTube, and we have a very active community of users with whom we interact constantly.
If you have any questions related to our products or company, please get in touch with us, as we would love to hear from you! Requests and feedback from our customers is what helps us evolve our products.
ATK is a great package. VNL is awesome and the Python input scripting is a big advantage.
ATK seems to be very much optimized numerically and also the ability to get desired data by post-processing scripts rather than by having to change the code is an advantage.
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ATK is a very useful support tool for teaching at the graduate level. It allows direct application of the theory and provides an environment that enhances creativity.
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VNL is a wonderful daily helper in setting up atomic structures. Especially surfaces and interfaces are generated in minutes where else one can spent hours for designing the correct structure. I... Read More
QuantumWise has managed the tour-de-force of blending high performance material modeling techniques (combining solid state physics, chemistry and molecular dynamics) with user-friendliness. This... Read More
VNL and ATK are really great tools that I enjoy using on daily base.
For my concern, with industry-oriented modeling activities, QuantumWise products prove a great degree of... Read More
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ATK and VNL are two very strong softwares that help elevate density functional theory and computational condensed matter physics to a new level by making it easily accessible to undergraduate... Read More
I have used many crystal and nonostructure builders in the past, but I found the current version of VNL the most user-friendly. Python scripting is also an advantage of the package.
ATK is... Read More
The Electronics Theory Group at the Tyndall National Institute in Ireland works directly with worlds largest semiconductor manufacturers to explore design issues for transistors and metal... Read More
QuantumWise is a great software. Setting up calculations is intuitive and online tutorials are helpful. One can control the software using a GUI or a Python script, which adds more functionality. The... Read More
ATK has been the most useful computational package for my students and me because of its user-friendly input/output and more importantly the efficient support from QuantumWise. Besides, VNL has also... Read More
Since we started using ATK in 2010 it became an essential tool for our research. It did a great job for my PhD work about electronic transport in carbon nanotubes with metal contacts  and we... Read More
I have never seen such knowledgeable and speedy response to user questions from any company ever ... i just want you guys to now we all appreciate it ... someday you will be a huge conglomerate, and... Read More
For my studies, ATK is best suited for transport calculations in nanoelectronics engineering applications. It's also well suited for those who want to get results in a strict time frame thanks to its... Read More
I am stunned by the ease of use, the intuitiveness of the interface and the interactivity and beauty of the graphic display.
The program is brilliant so far unless you want to go for 5f elements (actinides). However, I think all calculation/simulation programs find it very difficult to calculate/simulate atoms that have... Read More
The many functionalities of VNL were helpful to me as a beginning researcher, and are unique feature among ab-initio codes. The VNL Builder was used not only for ATK computations; the geometric data... Read More
The interface is great for visualizing and manipulating semiconducting material to build the system of your interest. Analysis tools provide a very detailed view of the system electronic and... Read More
This is to express my high appreciation to the QuantumWise (QW) team and their flagship simulation environment, VNL. I know Prof Stokbro, the founder and CEO of QW, for many years since a part of my... Read More
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A very nice GUI coupled to a powerful programming language, and a structured support for both interaction between pre-, along and post-calculations, and plugins, and in Python! – it’s like a... Read More
I was able to get the program installed, and it has been working splendidly. I must say that I am very impressed. I have tried nearly every molecular visualization software out there for Windows, and... Read More