Trojan Defense and Silvaco Announce Collaboration for Development of Trojan Defense's Carnyx™ Ionizing Radiation and Neutron Detector

HERNDON, Va. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Trojan Defense and Silvaco today announced their collaboration for the development of the Trojan Defense Carnyx™ ionizing radiation and neutron detector. Trojan Defense has been using Silvaco's tool set to develop the Carnyx™ solid-state ionizing radiation and neutron detector. Trojan Defense's Carnyx™ is an ultra-low-power, low-profile, embeddable ionizing radiation and neutron sensor, with broad applications in stand-off detection of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM), nuclear dosimetry, civil engineering, nuclear medicine, space exploration, and the oil and gas drilling industry.

The breakthrough Carnyx™ ionizing radiation and neutron detector enables the creation of the Global Neutron Grid™ (GNG), a high-performance wireless detector network. The GNG™ will provide the crucial early detection of weapons-grade nuclear materials (e.g. SNM) upon its introduction into the supply chain. The GNG™ will provide the deterrence for the defense of our country and of our trading partners and allies.

The Carnyx™ detector was prototyped using Silvaco's design tools for analog semiconductor processes, device and design automation solutions to simulate radiation effects on solid-state CMOS electronics. Other Silvaco tools such as SmartSpice™ and Expert™ ensured that the sensor designed by Trojan Defense would be successfully and accurately fabricated in the target foundry. 

"Silvaco's tools provided the accurate circuit simulations and gave us confidence in our design prior to fabrication," said Matthew Schor, Trojan Defense founder and CEO. "It was comforting to see the circuits perform after delivery from the foundry as predicted by Silvaco's software tools."

"Silvaco has many customers that are applying our tool flow to radiation hardened ASIC designs," said J.K. Johnson, Manager of Business Development at Silvaco. "The use of our tools by Trojan Defense to design radiation softened circuits for increased radiation sensitivity really opens up the application envelope. Now, Silvaco tools are being used for homeland security and defense at a critical time."

Trojan Defense LLC is a systems solutions provider of leading-edge radiation detection and communication tracking systems. Our team bring decades of experience in microelectronics sensor design, satellite communications, GPS, RTLS, RFID, nuclear counter and nonproliferation, international shipping, military & commercial logistics, and defense systems engineering expertise to the complex problem of securing the international supply chain and global transportation system.

Silvaco Inc. is a leading provider of TCAD, circuit simulation, and IC CAD software tools. Silvaco's tools are used by fabs for developing semiconductor processes, and design houses for developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits. The company provides a complete PDK-based design flow with interfaces to third-party design platforms. Silvaco has a worldwide presence with local offices in all key industrial regions in the world.

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