About Us:

Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design. The portfolio also includes tools for power integrity sign off, reduction of extracted netlist, variation analysis and also production-proven intellectual property (IP) cores. Silvaco delivers a full TCAD-to-Signoff flow for vertical markets including: displays, power electronics, optical devices, radiation & soft error reliability, analog and HSIO design, library and memory design, advanced CMOS process and IP development. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has a global presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled its customers to bring superior products to market in the shortest time with reduced cost. Semiconductor fabs and design houses from around the globe have relied on Silvaco’s expertise to help develop the “technology behind the chip”. Silvaco’s mission is to help our customers accelerate the pace of technological innovation and their time to market while reducing their costs in developing the next-generation chips. We strive to understand our customers’ challenges so as to tailor the innovative products, services and support they need to succeed in their technology development and productivity goals.

Since its founding in 1984, Silvaco has grown to become the largest privately held EDA company and continues to grow consistently on the strength of its excellent products, support and service. An interesting part of its history is that Silvaco was a temporary name to represent Silicon Valley Company. In retrospect, the company has been a shining example of the innovative valley culture and strives to continue this legacy.

Recent Updates:

2016

  • Silvaco added intellectual property (IP) to its portfolio with the acquisition of IPExtreme, Inc., a leader in the field of semiconductor IP commercialization and management.
  • Silvaco entered into new market segment with acquisition of EdXact in France. The tools from EdXact are used for analysis, reduction and comparison of extracted netlists.
  • Silvaco joins the ESD Alliance.

2015

  • Silvaco extended its SPICE product portfolio to address advanced variation-aware design with acquisition of InfiniScale SA. The tool set now includes Variation Manager™ to enable variation-aware design analysis for Fast Monte Carlo, local mismatch, statistical corners, high sigma analysis and statistical verification of standard cell libraries.
  • The company also announced its entry into the power integrity sign-off market via the acquisition of Invarian, Inc. InVar™ performs Power, EM/IR and Thermal analysis on analog, digital and mixed-signal IC designs.
  • Silvaco announced entry of new CEO, David Dutton and executive management team with deep technical knowledge and diverse industry experience to drive the company toward its next phase of innovation and growth.

2012

  • In October 2012, after an extensive battle, Dr. Pesic succumbed to cancer. Ownership of Silvaco remains in the Pesic family, with Dr. Pesic’s son, Iliya Pesic, as Executive Chairman of the Board.
  • The company extended its alliances with the EDA and TCAD business communities and is a proactive member of industry associations such as Si2, SEMATECH, CMC, GSA. In recent year, Silvaco made connections with CDL/TUV, SOI Consortium and also became a founding member of BDMC.