Ricoh Electronic Devices Offers Silvaco PDK Support for 0.35um Process

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. (Ricoh) and Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd. (Silvaco) have announced the availability of a 0.35 um process PDK (process design kit) that supports Silvaco's analog design tool flow for the LSI Shuttle Service being developed by Ricoh, a manufacturer of high precision, low power consumption analog LSIs. The PDK for the widely used 0.35um process was developed through the technical collaboration between Ricoh and Silvaco. In addition, there are plans to support PDKs for processes with higher voltage options which are used for a large number of power supply ICs.

Silvaco's General Manager Yoshiharu Furui stated, "We are pleased with the release of a Silvaco PDK by Ricoh, with whom we have enjoyed a long partnership. Silvaco offers an analog design tool flow that will help maximize the use of Ricoh's analog LSI technology, which features low power consumption and high precision. We are confident that the Silvaco PDK will contribute to shortening the time and streamlining the design process for customers using Ricoh's process."

Keiichi Yoshioka, General Manager of the Design Technology Department of Ricoh, stated, "By providing a PDK for Silvaco's powerful and easy to use analog design tools, Ricoh will be able to expand its customer base. We look forward to building this win-win partnership, as we expand Ricoh's various design and manufacturing services, including our LSI Shuttle Service."

About Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.

Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. focuses on CMOS analog technology that enables world-leading creation of products, and offers compact, low power consumption ICs for the portable device market, power ICs featuring high voltage, large current and high performance for the in-car and industrial equipment markets, and compact, high-precision protection ICs for the Li-ion battery market. In addition, with its domestic Japan FAB, Ricoh is evolving LSI Shuttle Service that performs semiconductor prototyping of customer designs, and expanding design services to undertake LSI design. Furthermore, Ricoh offers manufacturing services based on processes customized to a customer's request, utilizing its proprietary device production technology.

About Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd.

Silvaco Japan was first established as a Japanese branch of Silvaco, Inc. in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. Silvaco Japan's corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD and EDA software products in the Japanese market. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D workforce. Silvaco Japan is headquartered at the Landmark Tower in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.


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