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Hakodate National College of Technology Adopts Silvaco's Academic License

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- Mar 11, 2014 -- Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd. (Silvaco) has announced that Hakodate National College of Technology (HNCT) has adopted Silvaco's logic simulator Silos in the curriculum of the Computer Engineering Course of the Department of Production System Engineering.

Silvaco has the academic licensing options that allow HNCT to use the TCAD and EDA tools necessary for education and academic research. Such licenses enable hundreds of educational institutions worldwide to use Silvaco tools.

HNCT restructured their departments in 2013, and established the new Department of Production System Engineering to teach interdisciplinary fields of study. In the Computer Engineering Course students learn computer architectures from basics to applications, specializing in digital circuit design. The department also teaches decoder and counter designs using Verilog HDL in the "Logic Design" and "Computer Engineering Experiment" classes. The curriculum teaches students CPU design method as a goal, and how to master the design and implementation of digital circuits.

Silos is an easy to use, IEEE 1364-2001 compliant logic simulator. It has been used by many designers since its 1986 release and has become an industry standard. Its powerful interactive debugging features provide a productive design environment for FPGA, PLD, ASIC and custom digital IC design.

Dr. Susumu Kokubun, Professor of the Department of Production System Engineering in HNCT, said, "In the educational institute, it is difficult to incorporate the use of the high quality commercial EDA tools in the curriculum and to allow many students to use. The adoption of Silos, with the long-time proven performance and the high usability, is very valuable for us. We expect we can provide high level curriculum with it."

David Halliday, CEO of Silvaco, said, "We are very pleased with the adoption of Silvaco's Academic License by HNCT. Silvaco's TCAD and EDA tools, without any functional limitations, have been widely adopted by many educational institutions across the globe. We are happy to provide our continued support for educational and research institutes.

About Silvaco, Inc.

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.

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 work force. Silvaco Japan is headquartered in Yokohama, and maintains an additional office in Kyoto.

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