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Posted: August 4, 2010

Silvaco Announces UMC-Qualified Process Design Kit for 0.35um CDMOS High-Voltage Process

(Nanowerk News) 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 (PDK) for UMC's 0.35µm CDMOS 3.3V 5V 12V 18V 30V 40V multi-operation voltage process. UMC now officially supports Silvaco's Analog / Mixed-Signal and Radio-Frequency 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.
"This high voltage process design kit enables customers to achieve first-time silicon success," said Dr. Ivan Pesic, President and CEO of Silvaco. "For the development of this multi-operation voltage PDK, it was extremely important for us to support and improve the productivity of our mutual customers."
"Silvaco's PDK development teams in California, Texas and Taiwan are growing to better support foundries and IC design houses in their requirements to complete designs efficiently," said Daniel Chang, director of applications engineering and foundry support at Silvaco Taiwan. "We will continue to support our existing UMC-Qualified PDKs and add additional UMC PDKs in the coming months."
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.
Source: Silvaco (press release)
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