SANTA CLARA, Calif., - June 10, 2015 - Silvaco, Inc. (Silvaco) today announced that it signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Shanghai Shengying Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd (Shengying), a wholly-owned company of Shang Hai Research Institute of Microelectronics (SHRIME), Peking University (PKU) to form a joint technology incubation center that will operate in Santa Clara California and Shanghai, China. The incubation center will utilize the strengths of both regions to promote innovation in the semiconductor industry and enable start-ups and academia to access Silvaco’s TCAD-to-signoff EDA tools to accelerate advanced IC design development.
"Silvaco continues to collaborate with customers, partners and industry consortia to address advanced technology challenges, and enable our customers to reduce cost and time to market for their leading-edge designs," said David L. Dutton, Chief Executive Officer of Silvaco. "This latest technology incubation collaboration with one of China’s top technology research institutions will enable innovation to further enhance our leading EDA full-flow software solutions, broaden our global reach and support business start-ups to sharpen their competitiveness in the EDA industry."
"We are very pleased to expand our working relationship with Silvaco through this latest incubation partnership, which will enable companies to access talent and capital in Shanghai and California to enhance the potential success of integrated circuit innovation," said Dr. Yu Hua Cheng, dean of SHRIME/ PKU. “We look forward to working with Silvaco to continue to fulfill our mission of accelerating technology innovation while promoting the development of the local economy in China."
One of Shanghai International Business Incubator (IBI) 6 incubation bases, Shengying is located at:
Shanghai Shengying Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd.
SHRIME-PKU Incubator for Business in Micro Electronics
No.608, Shengxia Road
Silvaco, Inc. is a leading EDA provider of software tools used for process and device development and for analog/mixed-signal, power IC and memory design. Silvaco delivers a full TCAD-to-signoff flow for vertical markets including: displays, power electronics, optical devices, radiation and soft error reliability and advanced CMOS process and IP development. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled its customers to bring superior products to market at reduced cost and in the shortest time. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has a global presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia