Silvaco Gets Royal Treatment in Cambridge

Cambridge UK, May 14, 2003

Left to right: HRH the Duke of York, Felix Rayner, MD of Silvaco UK, Ivan Pesic, Founder and CEO of Silvaco International, and Mrs Katherine Pesic

The Duke unveiling the plaque

Silvaco International, a 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 were Mr. Felix Rayner, managing director of Silvaco UK, Dr. Ivan Pesic, CEO, chairman, and founder of Silvaco International and Mrs. Katherine Pesic.