Silvaco AMS Design Flows Instituted by IDEC

SEOUL, KOREA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 25, 2014 -- IC Design Education Center (IDEC), located in University of KAIST, and Silvaco Korea Co., Ltd, a leading vendor of TCAD and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) electronic design automation (EDA) software, today announced that IDEC has instituted Silvaco's complete AMS design flow solutions to deliver its VLSI design instruction and chip fabrication services for leading national, public, private universities and colleges within Korea.

"IDEC is always committed to providing contemporary information and tools to the area of development education/research for VLSI in our universities and technical colleges," said Dr. In-Chol Park, Professor of Electronics and Director of IDEC. "As we start to provide a series of Silvaco software tools, we expect that the SoC/RF design environment, of rapidly increasing interest to universities, will be further improved based on miniaturization of semiconductor manufacturing technology."

"Silvaco is committed to supporting Korea's excellent higher education system," said Mr. David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco Inc. "This partnership ensures that Korean universities have the most advanced tools to train tomorrow's engineers for the challenges they will face when they enter Korea's pioneering semiconductor industry."

Silvaco Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Tools

Silvaco analog/mixed-signal design tools include the very popular SmartSpice Circuit Simulator, Gateway Schematic Editor, Expert Layout Editor, Guardian DRC/LVS/LPE, and HIPEX Full-Chip Parasitic Extraction tools. Silvaco AMS tools enable IC designers to create semiconductor products with optimum semiconductor performance, lower development costs, reduced risks, and ultimately faster turnaround time (TAT).

Silvaco Delivers TowerJazz Process Design Kit

Silvaco announced today the availability of a process design kit (PDK) that supports TowerJazz PDKs within Silvaco's design environment. This multi-foundry, multi-process PDK enables educational institutions and fabless companies to be immediately productive in using Silvaco IC design capture, simulation, layout and verification tools.

Available TowerJazz PDK list in IDEC.

  • TS18PM (Power Management 0.18um)
  • TS18IS (CMOS image sensor 0.18um)
  • CA18HD (Analog/RF CMOS 0.18um)
  • SBC18HA (SiGe 0.18um)

About IDEC

IDEC (IC Design Education Center) are responsible for promotion of the development education/research for LSI in Korea colleges/technically colleges highly at the national common facilities established in KAIST University. We realize and operate the chip experimental production system, using the latest semiconductor manufacturing technique as well as introduce the latest design tool environment in the block and provide them to users in universities/technical colleges. We also organize seminars for the tools and the latest chip experimental production periodically. Now most of labs in Korea universities/technical colleges are registered as users and produce over 320 kinds of chip a year.

Address: 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea.

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.

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