SILVACO Completes Consolidation of Northern European Operation

Santa Clara, CA, 5th November, 2008 - Taking advantage of its award-winning 28,000 sq.ft custom-built facility in Cambridge, UK, SILVACO has announced the completion of the consolidation of its Northern European operation into the British location. Support operations for SILVACO and Simucad product lines that were previously provided by the French office in Grenoble will now be provided by a much larger international team based in the UK. Earlier this year, all sales and support services previously provided by the German office near Munich were also consolidated into the UK operation.

Since it was opened by HRH Prince Andrew in 2003, the SILVACO Technology Center near Cambridge has continued to grow to become the hub of SILVACO's European sales and support operations.

"We will continue to grow and provide a standard of after-sales support that is second to none in Europe at a troubled time when several EDA companies are facing major financial difficulties, and in some cases, extinction," said Dr Ivan Pesic, President and CEO of SILVACO. "The Cambridge office is in the heart of the UK technology corridor close to several prestigious universities, and will enable us to provide an island of stability in the midst of the worsening financial storm."

About SILVACO Europe Ltd.
SILVACO Europe Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SILVACO International. SILVACO International, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a leading vendor of TCAD and EDA software. Founded in 1984, and a TCAD leader since 1987, the company is privately held. In 2005 it spun out Simucad Design Automation which now focuses on EDA software. Worldwide customers include leading foundries, fabless semiconductor companies, integrated semiconductor manufacturers, and universities.

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