SiMICS Adopts Silvaco's Analog, Mixed-Signal Design Flow

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 02, 2013 -- Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd. (Silvaco) has announced that SiMICS, Co., Ltd. (SiMICS) has adopted Silvaco's EDA design flow as its analog, mixed-signal design environment.

SiMICS, a fabless company, started its semiconductor technology-based business in 2012. Their experienced engineers have an in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process, and collaborate with their partner companies in Japan to provide valuable products to customers.

SiMICS evaluated EDA tools at the startup of their business and decided to adopt Silvaco's Analog, Mixed-Signal Design Flow. Immediately after the adoption, SiMICS has started the operation and has already completed the tape-out of their products.

Silvaco's Analog and Mixed-Signal Design Flow, with its unique EDA Token License system and Silvaco PDKs, which are increasingly being adopted by foundries in Japan and other countries, provide an attractive design environment at reasonable cost with high reliability that appeals to startup companies.

Takashi Abe, Director of IC Division of SiMICS said, "The development speed and the reliability of the products are very important for our semiconductor technology-based company. The main reasons for selecting this EDA vendor were the excellent technical support and the PDK support for Japanese foundries, as well as the initial cost of the system. Adoption of Silvaco's Design Flow now provides solutions for many problems and allows us to concentrate on the improvement of the value of our products."

"We are very pleased with the adoption of the Silvaco Design Flow by SiMICS," said Yoshiharu Furui, General Manager of Silvaco Japan. "We are confident that the combination of our outstanding tools and SiMICS's extensive experience and knowledge of the process, mass production, quality control, and semiconductor design technology will ensure their continued success. We pride ourselves on our outstanding support and look forward to enhancing our ongoing partnership."

About SiMICS Co., Ltd.

Using accumulated knowledge of semiconductor technology, SiMICS Co., Ltd. not only develops and manufactures IC (LSI) and MEMS products, but also integrates SiMICS products with other advanced products of different companies to create a desired system. SiMICS's small and energy-efficient products lead the way to contribute in the creation of an ecological, environmental-friendly, safe and comfortable society.

www.simics.co.jp

About Silvaco, Inc.

Silvaco, Inc. is a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools. Silvaco's tools are used by fabs for developing semiconductor processes, and design houses for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Silvaco has a worldwide presence with local offices in all key industrial regions in the world.
www.silvaco.com

About Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd.

Silvaco Japan was first established as a Japanese branch of Silvaco, Inc. (the U.S.) in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. Silvaco Japan's corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD and EDA software products in the Japanese market. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.
www.silvaco.co.jp

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