IC Microsystems And Silvaco Partner For OpenAccess iPDK Support In Custom Design Flow

Santa Clara, California – May 31, 2016 – IC Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor supplier of specialized analog and mixed-signal ICs, and Silvaco, Inc., a leading supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, today announced a partnership to launch the support for OpenAccess-based (OA) interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) that has been recently added to Silvaco’s custom IC design tools portfolio.

The adoption of iPDKs is growing because standardizing on a single process design kit allows access and interoperability between any OpenAccess based tool. This significantly reduces support costs, increases tool choice for users, and speeds adoption of new silicon processes on trusted and production ready kits. Silvaco’s custom design tools including Gateway schematic capture and Expert layout editor have recently added support for OpenAccess iPDKs. This support makes design migration across multiple vendor tools easier.

“Interoperability of tools using iPDKs enables us to quickly migrate our designs to new foundry processes,” said IC Microsystems CEO Abdul Rashid. “As a long time user of Silvaco’s custom design tools, we highly value the benefits of OpenAccess iPDKs in our development flow for IoT and advanced analog designs.”

“iPDK support from our foundry partners has been steadily growing, particularly for semiconductor processes used by IoT designs,” stated Dave Dutton, CEO of Silvaco. “Silvaco custom design tools are ideally suited for these process nodes. Now, companies developing these products can ramp a design up quickly using foundry provided iPDKs.”


IC Microsystems (www.icmic.com) is Malaysia’s leading IC [integrated circuit] Design Company based in Cyberjaya. It is a Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status company and has a global customer base with proven products performance in costs and technology. ICmic was the winner of Malaysia’s Most Innovative SME 2010. The company’s product portfolio includes world-class Mixed-Signal ICs in the form of Digital to Analog Converters ICs and fixed-line Phone ICs. It has also developed RF ICs. For system applications, ICmic owns advanced technologies for solar cell applications and wireless sensor network (WSN) for precision agriculture.

For more information, please contact M. Radzi M. Noor at +603 8319 1919 or radzi@icmic.com.

About Silvaco, Inc.

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.

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