When I consulted for the start-up company Physware on their new 3d Field Solver 5 years ago it dawned on me – IC designers really need the accuracy of 3D Field Solvers to create their frequency-dependent s-parameters for circuit simulation.
Mentor finally acknowledged the same conclusion as Carey Robertson just wrote about this today.
It appears that Mentor is writing their own 3D field solver instead of just buying one of the many niche tools already on the market.
What I learned from Physware was that the 3D Field Solver market is dominated by companies that have superstar developers with Ph.D. degrees and have been published in technical journals.
All the best to Mentor in their 3D field solver journey.