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  • SILVACO Releases HiSIM - Hiroshima University SPICE Model - for Commercial Applications
    at the initiative of Professor Mitiko Miura Mattausch The HiSIM model foundation is a departure from a traditional approach known as Vth based CMOS Model and is based on what is now known as a Surface Potential Based Model Surface Potential Based Model accurately represents the physics of 90nm CMOS geometries and below Simucad has been working with Hiroshima University for years to bring this model to maturity said Dr Ivan Pesic President and CEO of Simucad We believe that this model has all the necessary qualities to fulfill the speed accuracy and convergence criteria for the most demanding deep sub micron CMOS designs Now we are pleased to make this model available for commercial use For easy adoption of this new model Simucad offers a full solution consisting of SmartSpice for analog circuit simulation UTMOST IV for automated SPICE model parameter extraction and SPICE model parameter extraction service SmartSpice and UTMOST IV are available for download from Simucad s website About SIMUCAD Design Automation Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog mixed signal and RF integrated circuits Founded in 2004 as a spin off from Silvaco International the company

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2007_05_10_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - Spring 2007 Product Workshops
    ahead will see increased focus on solvers memory management multithreading model development and the compatibility development to match other circuit simulators Distinguished invited speaker Professor Mitiko Miura Mattausch from Hiroshima University presented the HiSIM model and its applications to CMOS LDMOS SOI and other technologies The latest HiSIM 4 0 will shortly be released in Simucad products for commercial applications Other products covered at the Seminar included the new Utmost

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2007_04_17_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO Announces Final Settlement with CSI
    litigation said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO of Silvaco International Inc and Simucad Design Automation Inc We can now move forward Now that the cloud of litigation with CSI is behind us we welcome former CSI and new customers said Ken Brock vice president of marketing for Simucad Design Automation After several years of working with key customers adding capabilities fixing bugs re engineering and porting to multiple platforms we are now ready to deliver a powerful set of cell block and full chip characterization solutions About Silvaco Silvaco headquartered in Santa Clara California was founded in 1984 The company has been a leading vendor of technology computer aided design TCAD simulation software since 1987 Since 1987 Silvaco expanded its presence to eight international sales and support offices In 2004 Silvaco spun out Simucad Design Automation to focus on electronic design automation EDA Silvaco delivers its proven Stanford based TCAD products and supports them with experienced engineers to provide complete semiconductor process and device simulation solutions About Simucad Design Automation Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog mixed signal and RF integrated circuits Founded in 2004 the company delivers proven products

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2006_08_14_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - Lite-On Semiconductor Standardizes on Silvaco TCAD for Power Devices
    Discrete and Analog Division for LSC We were able to simulate our existing processes and devices using Silvaco TCAD software without re calibrating our existing Stanford based model coefficients Silvaco provides advanced TCAD technologies based on the latest physical models for process and device simulation Customers of Silvaco TCAD software create leading edge MOS processes and devices SOI power devices and optical semiconductors for sensors display panels LEDs and lasers Customers are switching to Silvaco TCAD from other TCAD products because they do not have to recalibrate their model coefficients re establish their process and device simulation flows developed over many years or learn new software About Silvaco TCAD Tools ATHENA Process Simulation Framework enables process and integration engineers to develop and optimize semiconductor manufacturing processes ATHENA provides an easy to use modular and extensible platform for simulating ion implantation diffusion etching deposition lithography oxidation and silicidation of semiconductor materials It replaces costly wafer experiments with simulations to deliver shorter development cycles and higher yields ATLAS Device Simulation Framework enables device technology engineers to simulate the electrical optical and thermal behavior of semiconductor devices ATLAS provides a physics based easy to use modular and extensible platform to analyze DC AC and time domain responses for all semiconductor based technologies in 2 and 3 dimensions Virtual Wafer Fab is an integrated environment of TCAD software to automate and emulate physical wafer manufacturing These integrated tools facilitate the input execution run time optimization and results processing of TCAD simulations into one flow managed through a common database About Silvaco International Silvaco International headquartered in Santa Clara California is a leading vendor of technology computer aided design TCAD simulation software Founded in 1984 and a TCAD leader since 1987 the company recently spun out its circuit simulation parasitic extraction and IC CAD products

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2006_04_24_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - Simucad Spins Off From Silvaco with Sights on IPO
    PDK based design flows established industry partnerships and aggressive cost structure to deliver software solutions that meet the demanding requirements of custom IC designers said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO of Simucad Simucad s experienced application engineers are expanding our market presence by working closely with our customers Silvaco will remain a private company and focus on Technology Computer Aided Design TCAD with its leading process and device simulation products derived from the original Stanford software Simucad retains four US offices that distribute and support both Silvaco TCAD and Simucad AMS RF IC design tool products Silvaco retains seven international offices that distribute and support both companies products Simucad Product Portfolio Simucad s products provide circuit simulation layout parasitic modeling and digital CAD solutions that are integrated into complete flows for the design and verification of analog mixed signal and RF integrated circuits Simucad offers a unique single simulation environment that includes SmartSpice Harmony and SmartSpiceRF for analog mixed signal and RF circuit simulation UTMOST III SPICE Modeling Software supports these and other circuit simulators PDK based IC layout design flow includes Gateway Expert Guardian DRC ERC LPE LVS and HIPEX for schematic capture schematic driven layout physical verification and parasitic extraction A complete product line of 3D physics based interconnect modeling software for extracting parasitics of interconnects and passive components Digital CAD products include AccuCell and AccuCore library characterization products SILOS Verilog Simulator and HyperFault Mixed Level Fault Simulator About Simucad Design Automation Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog mixed signal and RF integrated circuits Founded in 2004 with assets from Simucad Inc and Silvaco International the company delivers proven products for circuit simulation custom IC layout verification interconnect modeling digital simulation and IP characterization The company integrates these

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2006_01_09_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - E*ECAD Granted Strategic Technology Patent
    of strategic importance to its core business of software licensing methods over the internet View patent pdf US Patent No 6 834 342 granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office has broad claims related to the secure means of communication over the internet a strategic building block in online software license rights management As this patent clearly demonstrates E ECAD remains committed to innovation in the field of online license management to ensure that end users have the flexibility they need in software licensing options said Dr Ivan Pesic President and CEO of E ECAD Funded by Silvaco in the year 2000 E ECAD pioneered the field of online short term rental of EDA software when it introduced its Pay Per Hour model This model allows end users to pay for only the exact period of time during which they use EDA software It has since grown to offer software from seventeen different EDA vendors The latest offering from E ECAD a service dubbed EDA On Demand www edaondemand com offers daily and monthly lease of EDA software It shows the latest use by E ECAD www eecad com of the technology protected by the newly granted patent

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2005_01_07_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - TCAD & AMS Design Flows Adopted by VDEC
    is always committed to providing contemporary information and tools to the area of development education research for LSI in our universities and technical colleges said Dr Kunihiro Asada Professor of Electronics and Director of VDEC As we start to provide a series of Silvaco software tools we expect that the SoC RF design environment of rapidly increasing interest to universities will be further improved based on miniaturization of the semiconductor manufacturing technology Silvaco is committed to supporting Japan s excellent higher education system said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO of Silvaco Japan This partnership ensures that Japanese universities have the most advanced tools to train tomorrow s engineers for the challenges they will face when they enter Japan s pioneering semiconductor industry Silvaco TCAD Tools Used by leading semiconductor companies in Japan Silvaco TCAD tools include the ATLAS Device Simulator ATHENA Process Simulator and Virtual Wafer Fab Automation tools Silvaco TCAD tools enable semiconductor engineers to create the processes and devices that are manufactured in Japan s semiconductor factories Silvaco Analog Mixed Signal Design Tools Silvaco analog mixed signal design tools include the very popular SmartSpice Circuit Simulator Gateway Schematic Editor Expert Layout Editor Guardian DRC LVS LPE and HIPEX Full Chip Parasitic Extraction tools Silvaco AMS tools enable IC designers to create semiconductor products with optimum semiconductor performance lower development costs reduced risks and ultimately faster turn around time TAT About VDEC VDEC VLSI Design and Education Center are responsible for promotion of the development education research for LSI in Japanese colleges technically colleges highly at the national common facilities established in Tokyo University in 1996 We realize and operate the chip experimental production system with low cost using the latest semiconductor manufacturing technique as well as introduce the latest design tool environment in the block and provide them to

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2005_01_18_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - HiSIM-RF Surface Potential Model
    Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter HiSIM RF has only 115 very physical parameters for easy model extraction from the most advanced nanometer processes The HiSIM RF model is more accurate and executes much faster than the current BSIM4 model said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO of Silvaco Japan HiSIM RF is easy to integrate into any circuit simulator because the model interface conforms to the de facto Berkeley style interface HiSIM Surface Potential Model Dr Miura Mattausch first applied a surface potential model at Siemens AG in 1993 for DRAM development The HiSIM 1 0 model was released to circuit simulation vendors by the Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center STARC http www starc jp index e html and Hiroshima University in 2001 with a public release in 2002 The HiSIM RF MOSFET model submitted to the CMC for standardization has one third the number of parameters of BSIM4 models achieves excellent curve fits with no binning and accurately reflects the behavior of impurity profiles pocket implants STI stress short channel effects universal mobility channel length modulation output resistance noise and leakage currents HiSIM RF models are available in open source format used by industry leaders and supported by all leading commercial as well as selected proprietary simulators Development and maintenance for HiSIM RF models are efficiently provided by Hiroshima University and STARC as well as the newly established HiSIM Center http www hiroshima u ac jp en adsm researchprojects hisim index html Silvaco Analog Mixed Signal RF Circuit Simulators As one of the sponsors of the HiSIM RF model Silvaco has integrated the model into its SmartSpice Circuit Simulator SmartSpice RF Harmonic Balance based Simulator and Harmony AMS Mixed Signal Simulator for model evaluation according to CMC model selection guidelines The model parameters used for this evaluation were extracted

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2005_04_15_01.html (2016-05-03)
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