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Silvaco, Purdue Team up to Bring Scalable Atomistic TCAD Solutions for Next Generation Semiconductor Devices and Materials


, Purdue
and Purdue
Research Foundation
announced Friday (Aug. 24) the formation of an
innovative partnership aimed at extending Moore's law by modeling and
simulating transistors and new memory technologies that approach
atomistic scale in next generation semiconductor processes and materials.

Silvaco will license Purdue University intellectual property from the
Purdue Research Foundation, a private and nonprofit foundation created
to advance the university's mission, sponsor research and open an office
in the Purdue Technology Center.

Silvaco is a leader for more than 20 years in the TCAD market for
semiconductor device and process simulation and its latest VictoryTM
TCAD tools are currently deployed in leading semiconductor companies
worldwide. The agreement involves the commercialization of the NEMO tool
suite, an atomistic nanoelectronics modeling and simulation tool that
has been used by leading semiconductor companies as the golden device
simulation tool for investigation of advanced physics phenomena aimed at
extending Moore's law. The goal of this collaboration is to link NEMO
with Silvaco's Virtual Wafer FabTM to provide the market with
a true ab-initio to circuit level integrated co-optimization design

"We are very excited to bring together the strong research expertise of
the Purdue team in atomistic simulation along with Silvaco's strong
background in TCAD, modeling and circuit simulation," said Eric
Guichard, vice president of the TCAD division at Silvaco. "The
partnership will result in a powerful solution that enables path finding
of advanced semiconductors well before running silicon which ultimately
saves time-to-market and hundreds of millions of dollars in development

Tillmann Kubis, a research assistant professor in Purdue's School
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
, in charge of the NEMO
project, also praised the agreement.

"The NEMO tool suite represents the spearhead of nanotechnology modeling
– both for well-controlled experimental conditions as well as
large-scale fabrication reality. Its commercial version, customized to
industrial needs and infrastructure, will have high societal impact,"
Kubis said. "I also think the fact that Silvaco is interested in Purdue
intellectual property, sponsoring further research and plan to open an
office here is a strong endorsement of the innovation and collaboration
ecosystem at Purdue."

About Silvaco Inc.

Silvaco Inc. is a leading EDA tools and semiconductor IP provider used
for process and device development for advanced semiconductors, power
IC, display and memory design. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled
its customers to develop next generation semiconductor products in the
shortest time with reduced cost. We are a technology company outpacing
the EDA industry by delivering innovative smart silicon solutions to
meet the world's ever-growing demand for mobile intelligent computing.
The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has a global
presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.

About Purdue Research Foundation

The Purdue
Research Foundation
is a private, nonprofit foundation created to
advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the
foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds scholarships and
grants; acquires property; protects Purdue's intellectual property; and
promotes entrepreneurial activities on behalf of Purdue. The foundation
manages the Purdue Foundry, Purdue Office of Technology
Commercialization, Purdue Research Park and Purdue Technology Centers.
The foundation received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity
Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and
Land-grant Universities. For more information about funding and
investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation,
contact the Purdue Foundry at

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