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  • SILVACO - News - Congressman Mike Honda
    engineers to design leading edge integrated circuits Congressman Mike Honda D CA today toured the R D facilities of Silvaco International Elected to the U S House of Representatives in 2000 for the 15th District of California Mike serves on the House Committee of Science As a congressman for Silicon Valley Mike is taking a leading role in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to better understand technology issues In this vein Mike has formed a bi partisan Wireless Task Force to enable Congress to better understand and support innovative technologies for next generation wireless deployment In Mike s previous career as an educator he was a science teacher served as principle at two public schools and conducted research at Stanford University Mike was awarded High Tech Legislator of the Year by the American Electronics Association for his strong advocacy for the high tech economy Silvaco provides the critical technology to design electronics that enable the Information Age including communications computers space technology medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics Congressman Honda left with Dr Ivan Pesic founder and CEO of Silvaco Silvaco staff from left to right Amanda Scott Kenneth Brock Bill Berl Representative Honda Dr Pesic and Mark Mauer

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_08_22_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - News - Silvaco Donates $2.4M of EDA Software
    this software to model reliability and performance of semiconductors as part of a joint development project between the University and Silvaco launched on May 19 2003 The University of Washington is one of the premier academic institutions in the country and we are very pleased to further our relationship with them The University of Washington has the ideal blend of outstanding students and faculty research programs and academic excellence said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO and founder of Silvaco This donation will enable the university to extend its leadership role in cooperating with industry innovators to perform advanced semiconductor physics research said Dr Denice Denton dean of the college of engineering Silvaco software runs on Sun UNIX HP Unix Linux and Windows based platforms in both single CPU and parallel CPU configurations About Silvaco Silvaco International headquartered in Santa Clara California is a leading vendor of electronic design automation software EDA for the development of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits Founded in 1984 the company delivers technology computer aided design TCAD simulation software SPICE parameter extraction circuit simulation and physical IC design verification software products The company integrates these proven products with experienced support and engineering services to provide complete

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_07_09_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - News - SmartSpice 64 Breaks 1M Transistor Barrier
    computer SmartSpice 64 has accurately simulated megabit memories and full chip extracted clock trees with true SPICE accuracy Gigahertz CPU design demands that clock trees with fully extracted parasitics are accurately validated with real SPICE said Uday Kapoor Director of Corporate Tools and Circuit Technologies at Sun Microsystems SmartSpice 64 gives us the accuracy we need with the capacity required by our leading designs All 32 bit SPICE simulators hit the physical addressable memory wall at 4 Gigabytes SmartSpice 64 breaks this barrier running on the Sun Blade 2000 with memory capacity to simulate millions of active and passive devices Accuracy is achieved through innovative numerical solvers while remaining Berkeley SPICE compatible SmartSpice 64 uses multi threaded CPU options to accelerate run times with near linear efficiency The SmartSpice 64 analog circuit simulator is a breakthrough product enabling IC designers to solve a whole new class of design problems with SPICE accuracy said Dr Ivan Pesic CEO of Silvaco Now it is practical to measure the timing power and signal integrity of full chip designs and memories with trusted SPICE accuracy no compromise SmartSpice 64 offers IC designers an unmatched accuracy capacity and performance solution for today s most challenging

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_05_30_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - News - SmartSpice 64 Breaks 1M Transistor Barrier
    recognized leader in analog and mixed signal IC foundry with its bipolar and BiCMOS processes for well over a quarter of a century said Kenneth Brock vice president of marketing for Silvaco With the delivery of Silvaco PDKs PolarFab demonstrates again its broad support of customers choice in industry leading EDA design tools PolarFab offers a broad range of high performance bipolar and BiCMOS processes and wafer manufacturing technologies for analog and mixed signal products Geometries range from 1 25 micron to 4 micron for bipolar processes and from 0 35 micron to 1 5 micron for BiCMOS and DMOS processes Silvaco analog design kits enable designers to exploit the capabilities of PolarFab s advanced semiconductor processes in the early design stages Accurate and reliable SPICE parameters and models are the first and most critical step to achieving first time correct silicon shorter design times optimum semiconductor performance lower development costs reduced risks and ultimately faster time to market Schematic symbols rule files and layout technology files enable immediate designer productivity when using a new silicon process The kit which includes SmartSpice models Scholar schematic symbols Guardian DRC and LVS rule decks and parameterized cells for the PolarFab BP30 bipolar process is available from PolarFab Design kits for PBC4 PolarFab s premier process for power management applications combining BiCMOS and DMOS are in beta test and will be released in July 2003 About PolarFab PolarFab based in Minnesota is the only U S owned pure play foundry in the country The company offers a broad range of bipolar and BiCMOS wafer manufacturing processes along with testing and failure analysis services for analog mixed signal communications and smart power ICs Its fabrication facility has been in operation for more than 30 years and with a recent expansion is now running both

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_05_30_02.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - News - Silvaco Gets Royal Treatment in Cambridge
    leading provider of electronic design automation EDA tools today hosted His Royal Highness The Duke of York for the dedication of Silvaco s Cambridge Technology Center Located in the heart of the UK technology corridor close to several prestigious universities this 28 000 sq ft R D facility accommodates the existing Silvaco UK development team with room for an additional one hundred software and electrical engineering professionals This site was selected to tap the highly educated physicists electrical engineers mathematicians and software developers from this university area The center will be used to advance the R D muscle of Silvaco in the areas of TCAD circuit simulation and custom IC CAD The Duke of York fourth in line to the throne is the second son and the third child of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh He was the first child to be born to a reigning monarch for 103 years Named Andrew Albert Christian Edward he was known as Prince Andrew until his marriage when he was created The Duke of York Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh Also present was the Vice Lord Lieutenant the Mayor of St Ives and members of the Huntingshire District Council Hosting

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_05_14_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • Silvaco - News - Cambridge Technology Center Opens
    several prestigious universities this 28 000 sq ft R D facility accommodates the existing Silvaco UK development team with room for an additional one hundred software and electrical engineering professionals The mission of this facility is to develop new software products enhance existing products collaborate with local universities and support northern European customers complementing Silvaco s southern European technology center in Grenoble France The company has 250 employees worldwide 80

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_02_14_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • PolarFab and Silvaco Partner in Analog Design Kit Support
    as a developmental tool for our analog and mixed signal processes is in keeping with both our companies dedication to a customer comes first philosophy PolarFab is well known for its bipolar and BICMOS processes for power management applications solid design kits and excellent customer support said Kenneth Brock vice president of marketing for Silvaco In certifying Silvaco analog design kits PolarFab demonstrates its broad support of customers choice in industry leading analog design tools PolarFab offers a broad range of high performance bipolar and BiCMOS processes and wafer manufacturing technologies for analog and mixed signal products Geometries range from 1 25 micron to 4 micron for bipolar processes and from 0 35 micron to 1 5 micron for BiCMOS processes Silvaco analog design kits enable designers to exploit the capabilities of PolarFab s advanced semiconductor processes in the early design stages Accurate and reliable SPICE parameters and models are the first and most critical step to achieving first time correct silicon shorter design times optimum semiconductor performance lower development costs reduced risks and ultimately faster time to market Schematic symbols rule files and layout technology files enable immediate designer productivity when using a new silicon process Currently SmartSpice models and Scholar schematic symbols for the PolarFab bipolar BP30 process are available from PolarFab Complete analog design kits will be available in Q2 2003 through PolarFab after completing verification and quality assurance procedures About PolarFab PolarFab based in Minnesota is the only U S owned pure play foundry in the country The company offers a broad range of bipolar and BiCMOS wafer manufacturing processes along with testing and failure analysis services for analog mixed signal communications and smart power ICs Its fabrication facility has been in operation for more than 30 years and with a recent expansion is now running

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2003_02_05_01.html (2016-05-03)
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  • SILVACO - News - Press Release - austriamicrosystems Supports Silvaco SmartSpice Simulator Models
    Germanium The advantages of these advanced process technologies must be exploited in the design stage Precise device models are essential for this task in particular for the design of mixed analog digital and RF circuits Reliable parameters and models are basic requirements for first time right silicon short development times and lower costs Accurate device models and a reliable simulation engine are the cornerstones of first time right design especially for mixed signal and RF circuits By providing our foundry customers with qualified SmartSpice models they can be confident that their simulation results will accurately reflect their final silicon said Rainer Holzhaider austriamicrosystems Director Foundry Services austriamicrosystems is well known for their expertise in process characterization and accurate SPICE modeling for their proprietary BiCMOS SiGe BiCMOS and high voltage processes said Kenneth Brock vice president of marketing for Silvaco The support of SmartSpice reflects austriamicrosystems policy of providing support over a wide range of platforms according to their customer s needs and is another step forward for their tried and tested HIT Kit High performance Interface Tool Kit Design Environment austriamicrosystems Business Unit Full Service Foundry has successfully positioned itself in the mixed signal foundry market by offering a full service package including outstanding analog process characterization advanced design kits with high precision simulation models reliable analog and digital libraries extensive design and layout support Multi Project Wafer services fast prototyping and full backend capabilities This unique service package enables customers to significantly reduce time to market cycles for analog mixed signal designs About austriamicrosystems austriamicrosystems Inc with headquarters in Unterpremstätten near Graz Austria is one of the world s leading designers and manufacturers of custom specific mixed signal IC s This company has 820 employees and offices in 14 countries worldwide Additional information can be found on the following

    Original URL path: http://www.silvaco.fr/news/pressreleases/2002_10_31_01.html (2016-05-03)
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