Silvaco Announces UMC-Qualified Process Design Kit for 0.18um CMOS Process

Santa Clara, CA – Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Silvaco, Inc., a leading provider of TCAD and EDA software, today announced that United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a leading global semiconductor foundry, has completed qualifying Silvaco’s Process Design Kit for UMC’s 0.18um CMOS process. UMC now officially supports Silvaco's Analog / Mixed-Signal IC design flow. This design kit includes a symbol library for the Gateway schematic capture software and parameterized layout generators for the Expert layout editor.

“We are glad to partner with Silvaco in the development and validation of the Silvaco process design kit,” said Stephen Fu, division director of IP development and design support at UMC. “With the release of qualified Process Design Kits, integrated circuit designers can easily and effectively leverage the readiness of our analog and mixed signal technologies to jump-start customers' design activities.”

“The partnership between UMC and Silvaco has supported IC designers in their requirements to complete designs efficiently,” said Daniel Chang, director of applications engineering and foundry support division at Silvaco. “I'm very pleased to see this collaboration elevated to the next level. With the support of UMC-PDKs, we are enabling our mutual customers to design in UMC's leading technologies.”

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.

Contact:
Dr. Ivan Pesic
(408) 567-1000
www.silvaco.com