Silvaco Japan Completes Management Team With Yoshiharu Furui Joining as General Manager

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 08, 2009 -- Silvaco Japan, a leading provider of TCAD and EDA software, today announced that Yoshiharu Furui has joined the company as General Manager of the Yokohama office.

Mr. Furui brings to Silvaco Japan vast experience gained from years of service at STARC and SONY Corporation. He started his career as an LSI designer in the Semiconductor Division of SONY Corporation. From the late 1990s he has contributed to standardization activities such as JEITA-EDA Technical Committee and IEC/TC93 (Design Automation). Before joining Silvaco Japan, Furui held the position of Vice President at SONY Semiconductor Kyushu where he was responsible for the Design and Library Development Groups. His last position at STARC consortium was as a Deputy General Manager responsible for the standardization of design methodology.

"We are very pleased to have such an experienced and dynamic senior manager joining our winning team," said Dr. Ivan Pesic, President and CEO for Silvaco International Inc. and Silvaco Japan Ltd. "Furui's technical, business and management experience will contribute to Silvaco Japan achieving a leading position as a TCAD and EDA software supplier."

Kazuya Fujimoto, General Manager of Silvaco Japan based in Kyoto commented, "I am happy to see Mr. Furui joining the Yokohama office as General Manager. The team in Kyoto managed by myself, and the team in Yokohama managed by Mr. Furui, will jointly deliver the best products and customer support and set the highest standard as an EDA provider."

Yoshiharu Furui stated: "I am excited to join a dedicated and progressive company such as Silvaco Japan. I believe the future for Silvaco Japan is bright and we will become the number one TCAD and EDA software provider in the near future, providing quality products and customer service that meets the needs of the Japanese market."

Mr. Furui holds an EE degree from Osaka University.

About Silvaco Japan:

Silvaco Japan ( was first established in 1989 and incorporated as a Japanese corporation in 1995. Silvaco Japan is a private company owned by Silvaco International headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The Silvaco Japan corporate mission is to be the leading provider of TCAD and EDA software products in the Japan market. TCAD products are developed by Silvaco Data Systems (, and EDA products are developed by Simucad Design Automation (, both headquartered in Santa Clara, California and both owned by Silvaco International. To achieve and maintain its leadership objective, Silvaco Japan is focused on building and growing a strong sales, product support and R&D work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.

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