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Silvaco and Singapore University of Technology and Design Launch RF IC Design Collaboration

02 Sep 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Program Expected to Expand RF Design Learning to Speed Innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and SINGAPORE –– September 2, 2015 Silvaco, Inc. and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) today announced their collaboration to advance and promote integrated circuits (IC) innovation and development in Singapore. To support the collaboration, Silvaco is providing the full suite of radio frequency integrated circuits (RF IC) design, layout and verification tools to set up SUTD’s electrical engineering (EE) lab. This US$5.65 million (S$7.91 million) joint technology development program is expected to help rapidly expand RF design learning to speed design innovation.
 
“We are honored to collaborate with Silvaco,” said Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and International Relations of SUTD. “Silvaco’s support will enable SUTD to establish the university’s EE lab and create a hotbed for advanced and future research in IC design, and develop cutting-edge technologies required to design IC systems for applications in our daily lives, such as consumer electronics including those for mobile and medical devices. The collaboration will help to transform the semiconductor industry in Singapore from a manufacturing focus to a high value-added and IC design-driven one, as well as to nurture and groom the next generation of engineering leaders in IC design.”
 
“SUTD is a research-intensive university with innovative research and multi-disciplinary education focused on technology and design that fuels experimentation and breakthroughs,” said David L. Dutton, Chief Executive Officer of Silvaco. “This partnership will leverage the strengths of both parties—Silvaco’s leading EDA software expertise and SUTD’s extensive technology research acumen—to develop new design innovations that will power the next generation of ICs required for leading-edge digital electronics and growing internet of things applications.”