Congressman Mike Honda Tours SILVACO R&D Labs

Santa Clara CA, August 22, 2003

To better understand the critical technology used by engineers to design leading edge integrated circuits, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) today toured the R&D facilities of SILVACO International.

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 for the 15th District of California, Mike serves on the House Committee of Science. As a congressman for Silicon Valley, Mike is taking a leading role in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to better understand technology issues. In this vein, Mike has formed a bi-partisan Wireless Task Force to enable Congress to better understand and support innovative technologies for next generation wireless deployment. In Mike’s previous career as an educator, he was a science teacher, served as principle at two public schools and conducted research at Stanford University. Mike was awarded "High-Tech Legislator of the Year" by the American Electronics Association for his strong advocacy for the high-tech economy.

SILVACO provides the critical technology to design electronics that enable the Information Age, including: communications, computers, space technology, medical and industrial equipment, and consumer electronics.

Congressman Honda (left) with Dr. Ivan Pesic, founder and CEO of SILVACO

SILVACO staff from left to right, Amanda Scott, Kenneth Brock, Bill Berl, Representative Honda, Dr. Pesic, and Mark Mauer