Simucad Spins Off From SILVACO with Sights on IPO

Santa Clara CA, January 9, 2006

Simucad Design Automation Inc., a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software tools, announced today that it has completed its spinoff from SILVACO International as an independent Delaware corporation to focus on delivering its complete line of PDK (Process Design Kit)-enabled analog, mixed-signal and RF IC design software. Simucad’s corporate objective is to build its revenue stream required for an initial public offering (IPO) as soon as possible.

“Simucad Design Automation has a solid core team, well-accepted products, complete PDK-based design flows, established industry partnerships, and aggressive cost structure to deliver software solutions that meet the demanding requirements of custom IC designers,” said Dr. Ivan Pesic, CEO of Simucad. “Simucad’s experienced application engineers are expanding our market presence by working closely with our customers.”

SILVACO will remain a private company and focus on Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) with its leading process and device simulation products derived from the original Stanford software. Simucad retains four US offices that distribute and support both SILVACO TCAD and Simucad AMS/RF IC design tool products. SILVACO retains seven international offices that distribute and support both companies’ products.

Simucad Product Portfolio

Simucad’s products provide circuit simulation, layout, parasitic modeling and digital CAD solutions that are integrated into complete flows for the design and verification of analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits.

  • Simucad offers a unique, single simulation environment that includes SmartSpice, Harmony, and SmartSpice RF for analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit simulation. UTMOST III SPICE Modeling Software supports these and other circuit simulators.
  • PDK-based IC layout design flow includes Gateway, Expert, Guardian DRC/ERC/LPE/LVS, and HIPEX for schematic capture, schematic-driven layout, physical verification, and parasitic extraction.
  • A complete product line of 3D physics-based interconnect modeling software for extracting parasitics of interconnects and passive components.
  • Digital CAD products include AccuCell and AccuCore library characterization products, SILOS Verilog Simulator and HyperFault
    Mixed-Level Fault Simulator.


About Simucad Design Automation

Simucad Design Automation is a leading provider of simulation and CAD software tools used for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. Founded in 2004 with assets from Simucad Inc. and SILVACO International, the company delivers proven products for circuit simulation, custom IC layout/verification, interconnect modeling, digital simulation, and IP characterization. The company integrates these best-in-class products with experienced support and engineering services to provide a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to leading third-party design platforms. Worldwide customers include leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers, foundries, universities and designers of integrated circuits who require the utmost in accuracy, performance and value. For more information, call (408) 567-1000 or visit Simucad online at

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