Huada Empyrean, China's Largest EDA Provider, to Distribute Silvaco Products

Santa Clara, CA – Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Silvaco, Inc., a leading provider of TCAD and EDA software, today announced that they have signed Huada Empyrean Software Co., Ltd. as their latest distributor in the growing Chinese market. Silvaco will provide Empyrean with distribution rights to its best in class tools for TCAD, device modeling and optimization, parasitic extraction, place and route, cell characterization, and core characterization.

"This is a continuation of our commitment to Asia," said David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco. “We are excited to have such a high quality company working on our behalf to bring world class TCAD and EDA products to the Chinese market. Empyrean is a developer of their own EDA tools which have a proven sales record via an extensive network throughout China consisting of talented sales and engineering personnel. Silvaco’s extensive product range will complement Empyrean’s existing products.”

“While there is already good synergy between the companies’ product lines,” said Mr. Halliday, “Silvaco will integrate Huada-Empyrean’s products into the Silvaco flow. Initially we will add Empyrean’s AEOLUS SPICE simulator to the AccuCell and AccuCore tool set.”

"We are proud to embark on this partnership with Silvaco," said Weiping Liu, CEO of Empyrean. "We believe that there is a great opportunity for Silvaco’s products in China. We are especially excited to further expand into the TCAD market with Silvaco."

China’s electronics industry has become a massive contributor to the country’s GDP. In 2011 China overtook the USA as the largest market for personal computers and is now the world’s largest smart phone market. Coupled with this increase in the electronics industry is a rapid increase in the electronic design and services industry. This new partnership between Silvaco and Empyrean will help both companies to capitalize on this growth.

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.

About Huada Empyrean Software

Huada Empyrean Software Co., Ltd. provides the global audience with reliable and innovative electronic design automation (EDA) solutions. Empyrean maintains an award-winning EDA technology research and development team, responsible for developing the first EDA tools in China and boasting more than twenty years of technical expertise. Empyrean commands a broad range of technologies that address the challenges accompanying designs of 65 nm and below. Such technologies include Analog and Mixed Signal design tools, SOC design tools, CAD and customized consulting services, IC design services. These technologies allow customers of Empyrean to reduce times-to-market as well as the associated costs and risks.


David Halliday CEO
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Weiping Liu CEO
Huada Empyrean Software
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