PI-CRYSTAL Adopts Silvaco's Simulation Environment for Organic Semiconductor Device Design

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 22, 2013 -- Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd has announced that PI-CRYSTAL Incorporation (PI-CRYSTAL) has adopted Silvaco's simulation environment, the design of organic semiconductor devices.

PI-CRYSTAL, a start-up electronics company established in 2013, is based on the results of organic electronics research at the Takeya Laboratory of Graduate School of Frontier Science in the University of Tokyo. The company specializes in the leading-edge organic semiconductor technology developed by the Takeya Lab, such as research and development, design, manufacturing, sales and consulting on organic semiconductor materials and devices.

PI-CRYSTAL has adopted Silvaco's Gateway schematic editor and SmartSpice analog circuit simulator for designing and developing their organic semiconductor devices. SmartSpice allows intuitive operation from Gateway and supports various SPICE models available in the semiconductor industry. For TFTs in particular, advanced technologies such as the RPI model are widely used. This and the UOTFT model, developed in collaboration with Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), were adopted early on and have produced many results with customers.

"To make progress in organic semiconductor research by the Takeya Lab and to contribute to the industry, we needed a design environment with proven performance and high reliability," said Seiichiro Yamaguchi, President and CEO of PI-CRYSTAL. "Silvaco's simulation environment satisfies our needs and we expect it to be perfect for future development."

"We are proud of the adoption of our simulation technology by PI-CRYSTAL and look forward to helping them make a leading contribution to the organic electronics industry," said David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco. "We will play a crucial role in further development and enable more technical innovations in the future."

About PI-CRYSTAL Inc.

PI-CRYSTAL corporation is a university start-up company established in February 2013. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company develops printable organic semiconductor ICs. PI-CRYSTAL provides research and development, design, manufacturing and sales of organic semiconductor materials and devices, and consulting of organic semiconductor technology based on its unique technology of printable high performance organic semiconductors.

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.
www.silvaco.com

About Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd.

Silvaco Japan was first established as a Japanese branch of Silvaco, Inc. (the U.S.) in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. Silvaco Japan's corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD and EDA software products in the Japanese market. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.
www.silvaco.co.jp

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