Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Grace) selects Silicon Canvas’ Laker Layout Solution for their Custom IC Designs

San Jose, California, August 29, 2006 – Silicon Canvas, Inc. (SCI) today announced that Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Grace), a pure-play foundry based in Shanghai, China, has selected Silicon Canvas’ Laker Layout System, the company’s next generation full custom layout solution, as an internal standard for their custom layout designs. Grace deployed Laker Layout System for creating test keys, analog IPs and libraries.

Grace layout designer productivity increased by 30% by using Silicon Canvas’ Laker Layout System, which includes methodology, layout editing, placement, routing and correct-by-construction functionality. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our time to production. One way is by enhancing the productivity of our layout designers. With a unique combination of high performance database engine, powerful editing features and the right blend of automation and flexibility, Laker Layout System helps us accomplish that.” said Wen Huang, Vice President of Design Services at Grace.

Already proven at over 200 customers worldwide, Laker Layout System increases productivity significantly with its custom layout capability compared to other layout editors. “We are very pleased to help Grace improve their layout productivity and time-to-market.”, said Johnson Teng, Executive Vice President of Silicon Canvas. “We commit to supporting our customers diligently and delivering advanced features to help them resolve layout challenges. We look forward to expanding our business in China.” About Laker The Laker Design Solutions address the needs of today's and tomorrow's analog, mixed signal and large, complex IC, ASIC, and SoC designs. Laker has long been a recognized reference standard for full custom layout solutions, with more than 200 companies worldwide using it to deliver more than 2,300 successful chip tape outs.

Built-in Controllable Automation Technology on top of a unified database system delivers a streamlined design work flow, from schematic to layout realization. Its patented Magic Cell, Rule-Driven, and Controllable Automation Technology conservatively deliver 6X productivity gains over existing methodologies.

About Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Grace) is a pure IC foundry company that specializes in integrated circuit (IC) fabrication. Grace's mission is to become a leading foundry in China by supplying high quality and advanced process technology to domestic and global customers. Grace is located in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong, Shanghai, with a total land area of 240,000 square meters. Two fabs, based on 12-inch wafer specifications, have been constructed. Currently, Fab 1 is in full production with a monthly capacity of 27,000 8-inch wafers. More information about Grace is available at

About Silicon Canvas Silicon Canvas, Inc. a privately held California corporation was founded in 2001 by Dr. Hau-Yung Chen and other EDA veterans with combined 50+ years of custom design and EDA experiences. Silicon Canvas is the technology leader for full custom design solutions. The company develops the Laker suite of tools - a completely new technology founded on best practices in computer software engineering with a clear focus on nanometer design requirements for analog, mixed signal, large complex IC's, ASSP, SoC, test key designs and flat panel layout. Silicon Canvas' toolsets bring more automation and higher performance capabilities to any design project which requires a more effective full custom layout solution. Customer applications include processors, computing systems, networking, telecommunication, and graphics ICs.

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