SILVACO Donates $2.4M of EDA Software to University of Washington

Santa Clara, July 9, 2003

SILVACO International, a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, today donated $2.4 million of software to the University of Washington College of Engineering to create a intellectual hub for advanced technology computer aided design (TCAD) research and development.

The donated software simulates the behavior of semiconductor processes and devices using 3D field solvers to solve complex physics equations. The college of engineering faculty and graduate students will use this software to model reliability and performance of semiconductors as part of a joint development project between the University and SILVACO launched on May 19, 2003.

“The University of Washington is one of the premier academic institutions in the country and we are very pleased to further our relationship with them. The University of Washington has the ideal blend of outstanding students and faculty, research programs, and academic excellence,” said Dr. Ivan Pesic, CEO and founder of SILVACO.

“This donation will enable the university to extend its leadership role in cooperating with industry innovators to perform advanced semiconductor physics research,” said Dr. Denice Denton, dean of the college of engineering.
SILVACO software runs on Sun UNIX, HP Unix, Linux, and Windows based platforms in both single CPU and parallel CPU configurations.

SILVACO International, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a leading vendor of electronic design automation software (EDA) for the development of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Founded in 1984, the company delivers technology computer aided design (TCAD) simulation software, SPICE parameter extraction, circuit simulation, and physical IC design/verification software products. The company integrates these proven products with experienced support and engineering services to provide complete semiconductor process, device, and design automation solutions in CMOS, Bipolar, SiGe, and compound technologies. Worldwide customers include leading foundries, fabless semiconductor companies, integrated semiconductor manufacturers, universities, and designers of integrated circuits who require the utmost accuracy in their analog designs. For more information, call (408) 567-1000 or visit SILVACO online at

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